Five years ago YoChicago headed south to Beverly and Morgan Park for an week-long look at the neighborhoods, most of which are treated as one by the Beverly Area Planning Association (BAPA). In keeping with its mission to preserve and promote the “Beverly Hills and Morgan Park community” as a culturally diverse “Village in the City” BAPA’s boundaries (pdf) exclude the almost all-Black part of Morgan Park east of Vincennes Ave. Apparently there’s a limit to how much cultural diversity a community needs.
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Our starting point, pictured above, was a 5-bedroom, 2-bath single-family home at 9544 S Damen Ave which was listed for sale for $549,000. It’s been on and off the market ever since, most recently at $259,000, and is currently under contract. The home last sold for $318,000 in April of 2003.
A 100-year-old “Victorian manor” at 10552 S Seeley Ave was listed for $1.35 million, failed to attract a buyer, and is currently not being marketed.