From the vault: George Thrush on pioneering neighborhoods

by Joseph Askins on 11/4/10

One of the most-viewed videos on the YoChicago YouTube Channel in early November 2007 was this segment of a longer interview with George Thrush, who started his real estate career renovating rowhomes in DePaul in the 1960s and went on to build more than 50 developments throughout Chicago.

Here, he explains how he chose the neighborhoods in which he built. In Woodlawn’s case, he was inspired by two “institutions”: Bishop Arthur Brazier and the University of Chicago.

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