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I'm wondering where this was on Montrose. The building does not look familiar.
I believe it was just east of Sheridan where the Jewel is now located,
That building went from the south west corner of Hazel and Montrose to about a quarter of the length of the block to Sheridan. I'd bet if you saw a picture of it from across the street you'd remember it.Al
I just looked at an Aerial photo from 1936 and I think you are right about about it being where the Jewel is and not at the N/W Hazel/Montrose corner like I thought. Its funny as a kid I must have walked past that corner a thousand times. Now I need to find a photo of the building or that corner.Al
the progress center was on the SW corner of montrose and hazel, in the late 60's I attended a print shop there that was sponsered by Mc Cormick boys club. on some weekends they had dances, with a band called the Brighter Side, there was also an employment office.
Thanks for the additional info!
I thought the first urban progress center was on the west side of Chicago on douglas st? I lived on montrose and Sheridan next door to jakes before the jewels was built ....can't place it?
The Montrose Urban Progress Center was very successful -the Ray Hilliard Adult Education Center was located there - served over 500,000 person - GED, English as a second language -serving over 20 ethnic groups...full service center,.
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