Meladee walked me over to 1000 Lake Shore Drive and into the lobby, where there is a large framed photograph of a now-vanished Gold Coast along Lake Shore Drive. As we gazed at the photo, Meladee reminisced about her days as a boarding student at the University School for Girls, which was in a former mansion at 1106 N Lake Shore Dr.
“When we were 6 and 7 years old we were able to ride the bus by ourselves. We could go to the movies. It was a different world … which I miss.”
Join us for a look at the days before Lake Shore Drive was a wall of high-rises.