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Old 10-26-2018, 03:29 PM
BubblingCalderon BubblingCalderon is offline
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Default South side park

I found an online collection of old Illinois Aerial photographs from the late 1930s

I looked for old Comiskey and I was surprised to see south side park still standing kind of cool to see the odd outfield wall shape. This would have been when the Chicago American Giants were using it; about 2 years before it was torn down.

here is the Aerial of both parks


here is the link if you want to spend time looking for the places in your life

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Old 10-26-2018, 03:35 PM
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It is so bizarre to see the area without the Dan Ryan.

While the dual N-S railroad lines served to isolate the immediate area from the areas to the East and West, one wonders how the neighborhood would have developed if the Dan Ryan had never been built.
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Old 10-26-2018, 04:10 PM
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Cool photo, that is some strange right field in Southside Park, I wonder what that was all about.
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Old 10-26-2018, 05:04 PM
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It's a bit of a mind-blower to think that, in that picture, Comiskey Park is about as old as Guaranteed Rate Field is now.
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Old 10-26-2018, 06:01 PM
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While not exactly White Sox, related I believe this image below contains Normal Park, That is where the Chicago Cardinals played before moving to Comiskey Park. Its between the 2 large parks (Ogden Park and Sherman Park) in the middle left of the image. This is basically 62nd and Racine.

I've never really found good information on Normal Park, The only thing I know is that the Cardinals played there in the 1920s by the time this image was taken it would have been ten years since they played football there. I have no idea when the stadium was demolished and have never seen any photos of the stadium. You can see in this image that Normal Park is being used for baseball.

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Old 10-27-2018, 04:50 PM
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Default Comiskey Park

Weird to see all the stuff that in now parking lots. Thanks for sharing!
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