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.