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August 15, 2018

August Minarik graduation

All of the Amrican-born children of Josef and Aloise Minarik appear to have attended 8 years of grammar school in the Pilsen a

November 16, 2017

NW View of 17th Street

This is the only photo that I have showing the NW view of 17th Street from1743, showing Stas candy store. My cousin, Margery S

November 1, 2017

Pastorek family

My grandmother, Cecila Moniak Pastorek, with her daughters, Emily & Celia, about 1918. This is their address at that time:

November 1, 2017

Sanctuary/St.Vitus

Celia Pastorek and John Solkowski (my maternal aunt & uncle) married at St. Vitus in the late 1930’s. The sanctuary

November 1, 2017

Center Aisle/St. Vitus

My parents, Sophie Pastorek and August Minarik were married at St. Vitus on November 17, 1945. This photo shows the magnificen

November 1, 2017

An Alley in Pilsen

My mom, Sophie Pastorek Minarik, center, her sister, Celia Pastorek Solkowski, far right with Celia’s friends (unknown),

November 1, 2017

17th Street Scenes

My maternal grandfather, Jan Pastorek, right, and his friend, Vince, in front of 1743 W. 17th Street showing the north side of

November 1, 2017

1743 W. 17th St.

Cecilia Moniak Pastorek and her daughter, Celia Pastorek Solkowski on the front steps of 1743. Celia and John Solkowski lived

November 1, 2017

1743 W. 17th St.

A summer day in the late 1930’s. My grandmother, aunts, uncle and grandfather enjoying an ice cream while my mother, Sop

November 1, 2017

1743 W. 17th St.

My grandfather with my cousin. This photo more clearly shows the detail work on the front door trim. Probably 1944. Photo by S

November 1, 2017

1743 W. 17th St.

As with many homes of the time, there was a frame “cottage” at the rear of the house. In addition to the apartment

November 1, 2017

1743 W. 17th St.

Another view of the “cottage” at the rear of 1743. My grandfather, Jan Pastorek. In the early 1950’s it was