Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Dead Man's Corner

Between 1880 and 1920, the most violent spot in "Bloody Maxwell," the most violent neighborhood in Chicago, was the corner of 14th place and Sangamon, otherwise known as Dead Man's Corner.

Conveniently near the Maxwell Street Police Station, Dead Man's corner was continually the site of gun battles between police and criminals.

Long past its heyday of criminality, but still a slum, this photograph from the Cushman collection at Indiana University shows the southeast corner of Dead Man's Corner, in 1949. The photo following it shows the corner as it looks today.


Anonymous said...

Unbelievable! I live about a block away from here. Just starting to learn about the rich history of this neighborhood. Thanks!

Anonymous said...

Ummmm That is my house lol. Think its cool to see what it use to look like

Anonymous said...

Francine Giancana:Dad made it home just in time for my wedding,had the wedding in the basement,he was not able to walk down theaisle,wedding 1147 S.Wenonah ave Oak Park ,Illinois..First of all,Butch was always there.(holidays & family gatherings in basement home(,Dad movie projector,his office, fireplace,kitchen in basement)So Sam came U.S.A for daughter wedding as well as being deport U.S.A for supposedly for testifying -operations -alibi - he cook onions /peppers/sausages with delicate stomach operation?
bonnie giancana:"it is a mystery we have never been ever able to solve.Giancana death Devastated those depended on him.(strong belief that it was haul away some where - his great love - (Phylls supposedly went to Chicago for Same wake)she had control over his money accounts( came n went visit Giancana S.America /Mexico ,she got the money that the common bellief-lives in mansion ) Everyone life changed in a month - whatever money(Sam Giancana) Dad had was never found.Devasted a lot of people (lives).
He made his own luck he created good things, sure a little luck,involved he lived a long as he did, he had a good life so called occupation he was in."(single rose left on giancana grave like MM)
Francine Giancana:English was in the house which was strange,for him to be there,that day,We left about 9:30 to go home, When we were pull out drive way (Butch) he was pulling in.(butch was last one there that night,party broke up ,everybody left,the surveilance car on him (sam)that night, after they all left, they'll see Butch ,come back then the chicago car gets gets called off,goes somewhere else?)mobsters -hoods- gangsters -all of them.(means - motive -opportunity - money - power - crime family?)Tony Accardo - 1906-1992 giancana 1908-1975 -and giancanachauffeurs -messengers -associates -Chuckie English died 1985(Roemer recorded mob at hangout knew alot)and Dominic J Butch Blasi Jr April 1993Charles Nicoletti 1916-march 29,1977 and Mohrenschild (brother Dimitri )3-29-1977.Johnny Roselli july4,1905 -august 9,1976(Ny to IL-Ca-Fla)He was to _ Testify committee -?
So would giancana been a rat -talk -Accardo took his power away to get revenge on the Outfit?A lot of mafia members have gone and rat out the unit they were in?
Sam Giancana born raised Taylor /Halsted he wed 1st wife moved few blocks from there1022 Taylor Street Chicago.(Sam giancana addresses)
1106 Taylor Street Chicago.
1444 Taylor Street
1422 Taylor street -chicago
.2825 Lexington Chicago
2822 W Lexington Chicago.
1148 S Monitor chicago
914 S Hermitage (1944) chicago
2022 West Lexington Chicago
1147 Wenonah Ave Oak Park,IL.
(Rubensteins lived 3650 West Lexington Chicago (lived over 17 years) Rubinsteins oldest brothers said he knewthem .Arthur Lurigio & Robert Lombardo fathers all knewJacob (ruby) Rubinstein of the neighborhood when 1963his actions was shown on national tv and these men were Sam friends as they help them by pay for college to becomedoctors?So Sam's money went to some good things?