Monday, February 26, 2007
During my wanderings around Chicago, I found this little cluster of frame houses surrounded by vacant lots, industrial sites and less savory neighborhoods. Many of the houses are boarded up and I was reluctant to photograph the occupied ones but the area caught my fancy. I hope someone decides to rescue these homes. They are a part of our architectural heritage that counts as much as the more gaudy downtown high rises. I think they are of an architectural type known as "workers cottages."
I think I need to swing by again and take more pictures. There is a story behind the area which I will try to blog sometime soon.