Friday, May 15, 2009

Humboldt Park

Since I mentioned the old neighborhood in the last post, I should follow up with some photos. I grew up on the top floor of this three-flat on Crystal, between Washtenaw and California. Humboldt Park was west of that, the second biggest park after Marquette Park, here on the southwest side. My mom's sister and her family lived three doors down--their building had burned down in the 1968 riots--and my dad's sister and her kids were living directly across the street from us, their backyard "faced" Division Street. And my cousins' grandmother lived on the corner. The photo of me was taken in 1996. When I was a kid, there weren't wrought iron fences in front of every flat. I'm off to Indianapolis until Sunday, everyone take care....Wayne


Wsquare said...

This entry and the previous one is a trip down memory lane for me. I went to high school at Division and Ashland[actualy a couple of blocks east of Ashland on Haddon]. I went to the original Gordon Tech. There were classe '54 through '60 before the school moved to Addison and California. We were the first 4 year graduating class. The school was Weber. It moved out west and left three classes at the new Gordon. For a short time Gordon was actually called Weber Tech.

I grew up around Huron and Ashland. We rode our bikes out to Humboldt Park and hid in the bushes at night to watch the couples makeout.

Lana Gramlich said...

How was Indianapolis?