Touring South Shore with Jeff Heilbrunn, Part 1: History and the Highlands

Jeff Heilbrunn spent the first 20 years of his life in Chicago’s South Shore neighborhood. Today, as a marketing advisor for the Builders Center of Chicago, he helps develop new homes in the community. In Feburary 2010, Jeff and Joe Askins of and spent a couple hours touring the neighborhood.

In this video, Jeff starts off by driving past many of South Shore’s larger single-family homes, located in an area known as the Jackson Park Highlands. He also describes the nature of the neighborhood in the 1950s and 1960s, a time he says was marked by diversity in race and religion.

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