|Pratt East of Ridge Looking West|
|1830 W. Pratt|
But when you're part of a local organization that has to pay the
|6836 N. Ridge|
|6815 N. Wolcott|
My own participation in the project was scattershot. I started to get interested in mapping the changes in the area, and then I was distracted by the right-of-way
abandonments that occurred as a nearby industrial area expanded. I did put together some illustrations of the participating homes, and I did a bit of research on the original subdivision of the area and the dates of construction. But when people are paying $20 for a house tour it's not enough to stand outside and talk about a dozen homes. They want to explore, compare, look at the yard, and ask questions. Getting people to open up their home to a troop of strangers is not my forte. This was done the old fashioned way, with the organizers walking door-to-door. I'm assuming with clipboards and name tags.
|1901 W. Farwell|
Still, it was a learning experience. Generally, if you want to appeal to a broad group you need to broaden the tour. And my idea for a tour focusing on Rogers Park infrastructure? That may need to be done with a select group of attendees.
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