Monday, October 26, 2020

Re: Your Saturday viewing....

The Chicago Neighborhoods

 I got it wrong on Saturday. While Chatham didn't feature seemingly on the webpage for the Chicago's South Side documentary was mentioned during the program that aired on Channel 11. They mentioned that Dempsey Travis called this community the jewel of the south east side and also noted those "garlow" properties along King Drive. If you don't know those are homes that were intended to become garages once people had the means to build a larger house on the front of the lot closer to King Drive.

Also noted was the home of Mahalia Jackson and the fact that Chatham was home to Chicago Mayor Eugene Sawyer - actually the father of Ward 6 Ald. Roderick Sawyer - and former state comptroller, attorney general, and US Senator Roland Burris. Also you might have seen the house that is said to resemble the White House on this blog it was shown during this documentary as well.

Either way Chatham was mentioned so I hit them with a critique just about five years too late and it turns out they covered that neighborhood. 

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