Sunday, October 17, 2010

Trip 74: South Michigan Ave

Date: October 17, 2010
Trip: 74
Landmarks Visited: 3
Landmarks To-Date: 203
Landmarks Remaining: 150

On this Sunday morning I drove to the near south side to see a few landmarks. I didn't think to check the Bears' schedule, so I got caught in some football traffic. It was a beautiful, sunny fall morning which was great for Bears fans, but not necessarily so great for taking landmark photos. You can see in one photo the corner of a parked car. I actually crouched down in the shadow of the car to be able to get a picture while almost directly facing the sun.

1. Wood-Maxey-Boyd House

This mansion is the last single family home on its section of Prairie Avenue. It is a huge house with a very large carriage house behind. It's amazing that it has survived given that it is literally surrounded by vacant lots.

2. Sydney Kent House
As the landmark plaque states, this house is one of the few remaining mansions on its section of South Michigan Avenue. I like the very ornate wrought-iron fence and the portico to the right side of the house. The reddish terra cotta decoration is also impressive.

3. South Side Community Art Center

Unfortunately, the trees in front of this building (plus sun glare) prevented me from getting any good photos.

No comments:

Post a Comment