I've been up that way once or twice. It's a very nice store. The surrounding area doesn't look too bad either.
That island is perfect for some green space.
Jo-We said quite sometime ago that a monument commemorating "Uptown Square" should be placed there...some greenery would not hurt either. Maybe "Uptown United" and the SSA are paying attention.
Uptown Square Monument idea.
Wow. It looks better in pictures than it does in real life.
This is a very cool intersection, although some green space would spruce it up even more - although it may be stompted on by patrons of the Riv. (i.e. that triangle - sometimes they park cars on it.
I vote for green roofs with cows on top.
I vote for a big statue of golden Arm Flaps embrassing all the homeless downtown Daley drops off.
Now don't go given her any more ideas on how to squander our Aldermanic Menu funds.
We should have a "chrome bumper" statue by artist John Kearny. He lives in Uptown and it is a shame that we have no example of his work when Oz Park, Rush Presbyterian Hospital, and other public areas display his works. That would be the perfect site. BYW, does anyone remember the statue at the North West corner of Montrose and Marine (in Clarendon Park) If you look carefully, you can see that there is a remnant of a circular display area surrounded by trees. In true Uptown style, that huge metal statue, which was associated with Cuneo Hospital (now Columbus Maryville), was carted off in the middle of the night and never recovered.
didn't someone once say that would be a good place for an effigy?
there was talk of a Studs Terkel statue being placed there.
I think Studs should be honored by making his million dollar mansion on Margate Terrace into a 48th Ward homeless shelter. There's even a large yard for pitching tents.
Anonymous said, I think Studs should be honored by making his million dollar mansion on Margate Terrace into a 48th Ward homeless shelter.Terkel's house is on Castlewood Terrace. As for the photo, it brings back fond memories. My first job (in 1968) was at the Riviera, and I lived in a building on Lawrence and Clarendon where there's a nursing home now.
You are absolutely right on that corrected Castlewood location for Stud's place. Must have been a bad brain cell firing when I said Margate Terrace. What was Uptown's condition in 1968? I imagine it still was pretty chopped up into studios after the Wars, but that it did not yet have the large relocation of mental health facilities into the area. Was the Green Mill hopping back then? I've only been here 20 years.