An afternoon drive through Douglas Park, on my way to Little Village

On Friday I fired up the YoMobile and went on a drive through South Lawndale and Little Village on Chicago’s Southwest Side. To enter the neighborhood, I started on Roosevelt Road and took Sacramento Avenue through Douglas Park (all located within the North Lawndale community area). Like the great West Side spaces of Humboldt Park and Garfield Park, Douglas Park was designed by urban planner and “father of the skyscraper” William Le Baron Jenney. And like Humboldt and Garfield, it was later improved by the Prairie-style landscaper Jens Jensen.

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