5000 Block of N Ridgeway Ave

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5019-5023 N. Ridgeway, built 1927. [John Morris/Chicago Patterns]

The 5000 block of N. Ridgeway in Albany Park, featuring Arts and Crafts and Prairie-influenced two-flats.

5059 N Ridgeway, built 1924. [John Morris/Chicago Patterns]

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One response to “5000 Block of N Ridgeway Ave”

  1. Don Minow says:

    I just came across your wonderful “Walking Tour of Albany Park’s Corner Buildings”.

    I have just completed my memoir and there are items in it of fond memories of my youth in Albany Park in the 1938-1947 time frame. I’m including the URL for my memoir and I think it will fill in some of the material you addressed in your walking tour.

    I invite you to go to pages 74t through 89 and use any of my material as you wish.

    I made one major error in my memoir.

    I located the Buffalo Ice cream parlor at the Lawrence-Pulaski intersection. It was at the Irving Park-Pulaski intersection.

    Also, perhaps my mention of the White Castle as being across Kimball from the El station is incorrect; your piece tells me that it might have been Cooper and Cooper. Time does diminish one’s memory!

    Here is the url to access my memoir on the cloud.


    Don Minow
    Oro Valley, Arizona.
    May 11, 2021

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