Still shambling the streets of the city Nelson Algren defined, I am the Monster in a madhouse refined. Burma Shave.
Wednesday, September 29, 2010
23rd and Western, October 1982
The first shot is desolate, but you can see the second shot shows the same building. Cleaned up a bit once the new el line went through, but still not an area of hipsters. Mexican working class.The mjain building is Chicago PrintWorks, and in that parking lot, a girl named Quita McLean was killed while Dennis Cassady watched from the el platform. I wrote "Rapid Transit" for my final paper at UIC, its been reprinted seven times in four languages, even though it is a terrible story. C'mon, the first thing I wrote? But I finally got around to taking photos of my very first old haunt.