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Monday, January 11, 2016

111th & State mid 1980s

Funny thing is I remember this White Castle. In fact probably used to patronize this place with my family back in the day and then one day it closed down and building itself is now another vacant lot.

As a matter of fact the YMCA is no longer in the building you see beyond White Castle. The building itself is still there, but YMCA itself isn't there. Someone wrote a comment on our page as we shared this photo from Forgotten Chicago noting how clean it was.

Things must change from the mid-80s unfortunately. Here's a Google Streetview of this same location

Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Pullman is the Curbed Cup 2015 winner

We had to wait a few days for the official call, but thanks primarily to a strong effort in the comments and voting my Pullman residents and supporters they did it. Pullman is the 2015 neighborhood of the year for Curbed Chicago. Here's hoping for a great 2016 for that historic and architecturally significant community on the far south side of town.

Saturday, January 2, 2016

Curbed Cup final Loop vs. Pullman

Hotel Florence Pullman
Crossposted to The Sixth Ward where as of this posting I see that Pullman has edged out the Loop for the 2015 Curbed Cup. Unfortunately due to the holiday we probably won't see a formal announcement until Monday hopefully. Happy new years to you all!

Pullman advances and you have until tomorrow night on New Year's even to cast your vote for the neighborhood of the year over at CurbedChicago. Hopefully you're vote will be for the Pullman neighborhood which has had quite a year in 2015.
the Pullman neighborhood on the city's far south side has had a huge year. Its historic district has become the first national monument in Chicago and there's even growing support for a full blown national park campus. Pullman also welcomed the first new factory to open on Chicago's south side in three decades. The colorful factory is not only generating much needed revenue for the neighborhood, but it has also set a very high bar for other companies when it comes to being environmentally friendly.
To be sure I like the loop but home for me is the South Side and it's a no brainer that this part of town would get my vote. Hopefully Pullman is back again for the Curbed Cup in 2016.