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