Tag: Halsted Street

Forgotten Chicagoans: Albert Zangerle

Forgotten Chicagoans: Albert Zangerle
There’s a lovely epigraph on the building at 1538 N. Halsted Street near Old Town that reads “Zangerle.” Albert Zangerle was born October 15, 1873 in Tyrol, Austria. He arrived in the United States in the mid-1880s. He married his wife Theresia in 1900 and settled into this building soon after as a machinist. He... Read more »

Forgotten Merchants: The Dawson Brothers

517 N. Halsted (Photo by Neil Arsenty)
In the center of the building at 517-19 N. Halsted Street in River West reads 18 DAWSON BROS. 88. Henry G. Dawson was born in Sheffield, Yorkshire, England on May 1, 1854. His brother, William, was born December 3, 1856. They arrived in the US on December 20, 1858. By 1880, they were living in... Read more »

Forgotten Chicagoans: Conrad Schauss

At the top of the building at 2056 N. Halsted Street in Lincoln Park reads C. SCHAUSS 1885. Conrad Schauss was born in Germany in the early 1800’s. He moved to Chicago in 1878 and he sold footwear (“boots and shoes” as listed in the 1885 directory) until this building went up in 1885, where he... Read more »
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