"Everywhere we go, people want to know..." (1967)

Paul Johnson paulzjoh at MTNHOME.COM
Fri Dec 30 14:00:32 UTC 2005

Upon reflection, there was a hotel near the IC tracks on 56th or 57th
that had a long veranda that might very well have been called the Blackstone

Paul Johnson wrote:

> I grew up in the Hyde Park area and never heard of a Blackstone hotel
> there.  There was a Blackstone Hotel on Michigan Ave just next to the
> Hilton of '68 convention fame.  The Windemere was near Blackstone Ave.
> Of course when I was growing up there, I was not much of a hotel goer so
> I may be unremembered.
>> Also back in the late 1960's and 1970's there was a relatively
>> reasonable Blackstone Hotel in that area (Hyde Park or Woodlawn, near
>> the U. of Chicago) that people stayed in during the Chicago
>> Linguistic Society meetings in April.  (People who had a bit more
>> money than those of us who stayed at the I[nternational]-House, that
>> is.)  I may be confusing its location with that of the Windermere,
>> which was the other option.  I think it was turned into condos or
>> apartments afterward, but I can't vouch for that.  Anyway, there's
>> probably not much connection between the hotel and the Rangers.
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