Okay, I’m going to level with you. I hadn’t spent much time in East Garfield Park before the week began, and I’m sure some of you haven’t either, so I set out to give yo’all a fresh look at the residential buildings in the neighborhood. Like most neighborhoods in the city, the old and the new are often found side by side. We’ll look specifically at new developments a little later, but I spotted some newish condo buildings (though much less prevalent than in other neighborhoods we’ve looked at) next door to vintage apartment buildings and graystones. They’re not as highly concentrated as they are on, say, Drexel Boulevard on the South Side, but the graystones in East Garfield Park are quite a sight. Sadly, though, many fantastic, colorful old buildings have fallen into disrepair. Check out these impressions of the residential streetscapes, and stay tuned for more.
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