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noviembre 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

noviembre 1, 2017

2016 view of empty lot across from 1743

In April of 2016, I had the opportunity to attend a fund-raiser for St. Adalbert Church. Took a quick walk up the block to see

noviembre 1, 2017

Backyard 1743 W 17th Street

The only photo of the rear of 1743 W 17th Street after the frame cottage was dismantled. Basement door, first floor window, st

noviembre 1, 2017

Street Scene/St. Vitus

My grandmother, right, Celia Moniak Pastorek on wedding day of her daughter, Emily Pastorek Richliew. This was probably taken

noviembre 1, 2017

Pony photo

Sophie Pastorek Minarik, probably 1924 at house just to the west of 1743 W. 17 Street. Photo: W. J. Nolan & Co, Chicago

noviembre 1, 2017

August Minarik

My paternal grandfather, August Minarik, was a teamster for Henry Crawford Grain & Feed, 430 Blue Island (Address probably

noviembre 1, 2017

Kitchen 1743

This photo was taken on my grandmother’s 90th birthday, May, 1980, The kitchen stove was a treasure. It was a combinatio

noviembre 1, 2017

Kitchen 1743

Cecilia Pastorek’s 80th Birthday, May, 1970, in the kitchen, the gathering spot of my grandmother’s flat. My aunt,

noviembre 1, 2017

1743 W. 17th St., 2016

This is a photo taken by Diane Minarik, April 2016. 1743 is boarded and abandoned. Years of paint on the brick had been remove

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East view 17th Street

My Cousin, Margery Solkowski Machota, in 1952 on her first communion, and me. The view is one that I always associate with 17t

noviembre 1, 2017

St. Vitus First Communion

Sophie Pastorek Minarik made her first communion at St. Vitus Church, probably around 1929. The prayer book that she is holdin