At the bottom left corner of the Scabby the Rat photo posted yesterday is a public notice. This morning this writer took a picture of it. A man curious at my interest came outside and wanted to know who was taking pictures. "Just some guy on the street." In other words a member of the public taking a closer look at a public notice.
It appears that 6329 N California is being used as a makeshift construction office. The white piece of paper reads Deliveries for JBDY School 2754 W Rosement and Maytav construction Inc.
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"Address : 6327-37 N California File No. 176-S On April 22 2014 an application was filed by Name and Address: Joan Dachs Bais Yaakov Elementary School YTT 6110 N California CHGO, IL 60651 To Expand An Existing School With An Activity Area, Accessory Parking Lot And Bus Circulation And Loading Area. For additional information, please contact the applicant at: Contact Information : James Banks (312) 782-1983. This notice shall be posted not less than 5 days after filing the above application and shall be removed within 3 days of the public hearing"
One Honda EU 1000 generator kept Scabby inflated. The patch on his back reads "Another Giant Balloon Creation By Big Sky Balloons & Searchlights, Inc 17320 Delia Ave. Plainfield, IL 60544 800-769-8000 6' (six foot) Rat Laborers Chicago District Council #0006012"
The following text is from a photo taken a few years ago when the fire alarm, street light and notice board were still intact. The synagogue has sat empty and deteriorated in the interim.
The Former Ner Tamid-Ezra Habonim Congregation
The synagogue was built at N. California and W. Rosemont avenues in 1938 as Congregation Ner Tamid. It merged during the 1980s with Congregation Ezra-Habonim.
On the California side of the building is a giant poster canvas that reads, "The David and Frieda Glenner Building. Building Generations JDBY-YTT Nurturing. Innovating. Inspiring."
Perusing the web finds a press release dated January 3, 2013 with the new West Ridge school rendering.