Monday, July 28, 2008

The old Santa Fe tower / ex Crane Plumbing Supply building during demolition. Chicago Illinois USA. July 1993. Dennis Madia photograph.

Atchinson, Topeka & Santa Fe Railroad's Corwith Yard / Checkpoint Chico piggyback facility east entrance at South Kedzie Avenue and West 40th Street. Chicago Illinois. July 1993. Dennis Madia photograph.

This now "Rare" photograph, was sent to Me by one of My readers Mr. Dennis Madia.
Dennis has informed Me, that He is a former Chicago resident who hails from the
Portage Park neighborhood on the northside of the city of Chicago, and today resides in Cinncinati Ohio. Dennis took this photo in July of 1993, looking south along the west side of South Kedzie Avenue near west 41st Street, in Chicago's Brighton Park neighborhood,on the near southwest side
of the city of Chicago Illinois.

This is at the east entrance of the Atchinson, Topeka & Santa Fe Railroad's Checkpoint Chico -Piggyback /intermodal facility adjacent to the A,T & S,F
Corwith Yard.

A special thanks to Dennis Madia for documenting
this now lost piece of Southside Chicago.

Thank You Dennis.

Eddie K.


lapstrake said...

It's nice to see this again. I remember it well. I also remember it before the Santa Fe logo was painted on it. It was the Crane Company clock tower. Crane used this facility to manufacture plumbing fixtures such as bathtubs and sinks.

Anthony C said...

For many years, there were sinks, faucets and other hardware installed all over the country and possibly beyond labeled "Crane." And this is where they all came from back in the day.

Eddie said...

I couls still remember those "Crane" markings on the tower during the 1970's.
I am sorry that I didn't take the time to really photograph it when I had the chance to. That was really nice of Dennis to share this one with all of us who grew up on the southside of Chicago.

Thanks again Dennis.

Eddie K.

Watcher said...

My grandfather actually worked for Crane many moons ago...