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.
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.