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Asked in Chicago
What rug company in Chicago had the waterfall outside of the store with the Indian?
What was the original use of the Olson warehouse building at 1500 West Monroe in Chicago now lofts?
Asked in Decade - 1960s
Was there a teepee in front of olson rug company on diversey and pulaski in the 1960's?
Asked in Shrimp
What was the name of a Shrimp place on Pulaski near Diversey across from Olson Rug?
Asked in Chicago, Waterfalls, Yellowstone National Park
The Olson Memorial Park waterfall was a replica of what waterfall?
Brief History of Olson Rug Co. Olsonrug.com Olson Rug Co. was established in 1874. The manufacturing mill was located in Chicago at Diversey Ave. and Pulaski Road. During the War era, when raw material was scarce, people would send in their old wool rugs, rags, clothing etc. and Olson Rug would turn them into beautiful area rugs. The family-owned business was "the place" to buy rugs for many years. Alongside the factory was the renowned Olson Memorial Park. Walter E. Olson built the 22 acre park in 1935. The project took nearly six months to complete. About 800 tons of stone and 800 yards of soil were used for its construction. Approximately 3,500 perennials were planted, along with numerous species of junipers, spruces, pines, arbor-vitaes and annuals. The park consisted of a stunning rock garden, duck pond and 35-foot waterfall. Olson Park became a popular spot for family outings. During the first Sunday after its dedication, Olson Park attracted as many as 600 visitors per hour. In 1965, Olson Rug sold its building to Marshall Fields. In the 1970's the waterfall was turned off and the park dismantled to make room for a parking lot. Today Olson Rug Co. is a 17-store Chicago based chain whose main business is retail residential floor coverings. Olson Rug sells a wide variety of carpet, area rugs, wood and laminate floors, ceramic tile and vinyl. It was a replica of a waterfall at the Wisconsin vacation home of Mr. Olson. I didn't learn this until years after the park was razed. (My dad used to take us to the park to climb the falls several times a year, and always for the Injun Summer display.) In one of the patient lounge areas funded by the Olson family in Lutheran General Hospital in Park Ridge, there was (maybe still is?) a tapestry of the original waterfall with a plaque explaining the connection.
Asked in Physics, Social Sciences
If you have a rug that is 8 feet X 8 Feet square and in the center of the rug is the last glass of water in the world You can not walk on the rug and have nothing to grab ahold of the glass of water?
The glass of water is at the center. That is from the sides of the rug, it is at a distance of approx 4 feet. Since one cannot walk on the rug, we can lie down on the rug with our feet away from the rug. For a person of average height, the distance from the palm of one's hand to the knee is more than 4 feet and thus lying on one's stomach on the rug with the feet away from the rug, it is possible to reach that "last glass of water". Do share it with some one who may be thirstier, though! Cheers
Asked in Cleaning
Can you clean your silk oriental rug at home?
There are several ways to clean a silk oriented rug. Firstly, it is advised to never give your rug to a dry cleaner since they use chemicals to clean the rug that are meant for clothes. It is always advisable to give your rug to a professional rug cleaner who will use ample water and sunlight to clean the rug. However, for day to day maintenance, it is advised to vacuum the rug but in the direction of the pile of the rug and not against it.
Asked in How To
How to Clean Oriental Rugs?
Cleaning rugs can be a difficult process, especially for rugs that have been stained. This process is further complicated when cleaning a fancier type of rug, especially if it is an Oriental rug. Oriental rugs are very easy to damage, so it is entirely possible to do more harm than good when cleaning an Oriental rug. Follow these steps to clean off your Oriental rug without ruining it. If possible, you should try to prevent getting an Oriental rug dirty in the first place. To protect your rug, do not walk on them in outdoor shoes. This will keep dirt from being tracked in all over the rug. Before attempting to clean your Oriental rug, you should be sure that it truly is in need of a cleaning. It is important to not wash Oriental rugs too often, because the process is hard on the rugs. In general, you’ll want to wash your rug once a year or once every other year. To check if your rug needs to be cleaned, lift it up and either shake it or kick the back of the rug. If a massive cloud of dust and dirt flies out from the rug, it is ready for a cleaning. Some dust can be expected to leave the rug no matter what, but this doesn’t necessarily signify that it is time for a cleaning. Once you have judged your rug to be in need of a thorough cleaning, you should begin by vacuuming both sides of the rug. Then, hang it up and beat it vigorously until all dust and dirt has been removed. Using a mild rug shampoo and cold water, shampoo the rug gently. Use a soft brush to lightly scrub the rug and clean out the fringe. Once the entire surface of the rug has been cleaned, rinse it off using cold water from a hose. You should rinse the rug out thoroughly so that there isn’t any remaining rug shampoo. Squeeze out any excess water with a squeegee and lay the rug flat to dry. Applying water and white vinegar to spots is an easy way to remove stains from an Oriental rug.
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Asked in Law & Legal Issues
How can you cure rug burns?
Asked in How To
How To Clean Wool Oriental Rugs?
Prevention is always key in maintaining a wool oriental rug. However accidents do happen and there are chances that the rug might be dirtied or stained. This does not mean that the rug is ruined or destroyed. A person can take the time to clean and restore their beautiful wool oriental rug. For rugs that are not stained, they should be cleaned at least yearly to maintain it. To see if the rug is dirty, lift a corner and hit the back of the rug hard. If a large amount of dirt or debris comes out of the area then it is definite that the rug needs to be cleaned. Another way to see if the rug needs to cleaned is to rub a finger or hand on the carpet for a few seconds. If they are dirty then it means that the rug needs to be cleaned. If a person doesn't want to or have the time to clean their wool oriental rug, they can always hire a professional to do so. It is also recommended to have a professional clean larger rugs since it can be difficult to clean by oneself. For smaller to medium sized rugs the owner of the rug can clean it themselves. Do not clean the rug inside the house or apartment. The best place to clean a rug is outside on a paved sideway, driveway, or the garage. The door to the garage should be open to allow the dirt and dust to escape. Of course cleaning a rug should be done when the weather is nice. A rug owner should first vacuum both sides of the rug to be rid of as much dirt and dust as possible. Then they should shampoo the rug with cool to lukewarm water. The shampoo should be specified for rug cleaning or a mild soap. Detergents and other cleaning agents might be too harsh for the rug and ruin it. Shampoo the rug thoroughly with a soft brush or sponge. If the rug contains an outside fringe, it should also be shampooed with the same cleaner. The rug should then be rinsed with running cold water. Once the shampoo is thoroughly rinsed out the excess water needs to be squeezed out. It is recommended to use a window squeegee. The rug needs to be laid flat to thoroughly dry. When the top of the rug feels dry flip it over to dry the back. The rug needs to be dried thoroughly before being placed back.
Asked in Chicago, Decade - 1920s
Where was there a waterfall in Chicago in the late 1920s or early 1930's?
The Olson Rug Company built a small park in 1935 including a duck pond and 35-foot waterfall outside its factory at the northwest corner of Diversey and Pulaski. The building is now Marshall Field's furniture warehouse, and the park was removed in 1970. Old postcards with pictures of the waterfall are fairly easy to find on eBay.
Asked in English to Italian
What is 'rug' when translated from English to Italian?
The area of a rectangular rug is 49 feet. If the width of the rug is 7 feet what is the length of the rug?
Asked in Flooring
Is a rug pad necessary for a large rug?
A rug pad is not mandatory. However, if placing a large rug on wood or tile floors, the pad will protect the floor underneath from spills and dirt being ground in. It will also protect the underside of the rug from wearing out. Additionally, it will cushion the rug, and keep it in place. If you are placing a large rug on a carpet, no rug pad is necessary.
Asked in Chicago, Decade - 1960s
How do you find information about a waterfall near the expressway in Chicago in the 1960s?
you would enter the area off of diversey and walk down past umbrella tables with chairs. there was a mobile unit next to the building where you could purchase light refreshments (soft drinks and i believe things like hot dogs -- nothing fancy...) i have home movies of the olson rug waterfalls. when i see my elderly grandmother up there crossing a little suspended bridge of sorts, it does make me a bit nervous today. however, it was fun for us as kids and no one thought about the dangers then. it was particularly cool in the fall with cornstalks and other things decorating the site with an autumn theme. Chicago waterfall My grandmother lived around the corner from Olson Rug during the 50s and 60s. Every Sunday we'd go there for dinner and during good weather the day included a visit to the Waterfalls. The scene was quite expansive and included areas of cultural interest i.e., Native American settings. It was outrageously dangerous. Certainly the litigiousness of our nation forced its public closing though it was still visible from the street for many years. You can get postcards with the scene on them at any Olson Rug store.... On the site today is the Marshall Field & Co. warehouse. Drive by - I think it's about 3000 West just south of Belmont. My Babcia's address was 3100 on Harding.... Enjoy! More input from Wiki s Contributors: It was the waterfalls and rock garden in Olson Park surrounding the Olson Rug Factory -- Diversey at Pulaski (Crawford). See: http://www.olsonrug.com/nostalga.htm e input from Wiki s Contributors.