Landmark Status for Home of Muddy Waters, But Not to Childhood Apartment Building

In 2012 Marathon Pundit’s John Rueberry campaigned for giving the Chicago apartment buildin in which Ronald Reagan lived as a child landmark status.

It didn’t happen.

Now comes a Chicago Tribune story that muscian Muddy Waters’ home should be landmarkd:


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Landmark Status for Home of Muddy Waters, But Not to Childhood Apartment Building — 11 Comments

  1. Muddy Waters made Fatty Arbuckle’s sexual escapades seem like innocent romps.

  2. Too bad they burned down Harry Hopes out in Cary–Muddy played there.

    Coulda been a local landmark.

  3. Harry Hopes was a Bar/Concert place, old Barn kinda thing in the woods off of Cary Algonquin Road in Cary, between 31 and 14–kinda near where a white water tower is now.

    Used to have kind of big names there from time to time, the old Chicago favorites for sure; John Prine, Bonnie Koloc, Siegel Schwall, Steve Goodman, Willie Dixon.

    Named after the bartender in Eugene O’Neills “The Iceman Cometh”.

    Biggest claim to fame was the night Muddy Waters played there.

  4. Who knew there was so much interest in Harry Hopes.

    My memory was pretty good on some of the performers showing in the attached handbills.

    And yeah, it was a Ski lodge kind of set up in the woods, but kinda like a Barn.

    The Cary Fire Dept burned it down in the late 90’s but apparently not all the memories.

    https://www.facebook.com/groups/242429856716/

  5. There’s still not even a plague or a signpost of Moe green in Vegas either.

  6. Now I remember. My high school friend Tom Carrol lived on the property…before it was turned into a mini-ski resort.

  7. if you black or brown you get the crown…

    cause white never happened…

  8. I never heard of it Bob.

    Thanks for the share.

    There are pics on that facebook page too.

    In talking to friends down that way there was also a venue right on 14 in Fox River Grove, there where alot of good 60’s / 70’s RnR bands played.

    I didn’t live out here back then but heard alot about all of the fun there was to be had back in the day.

  9. JT: In talking to friends down that way there was also a venue right on 14 in Fox River Grove, there where alot of good 60’s / 70’s RnR bands played.

    Might have been “The GasHouse” Saloon…14 and 22 where Walgreens is now. Long ago was a gas station, single pump style, then the “GasHouse” and would have booze and bands.

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