Chicago ex-pat Michael DeLaRosa, who grew up on the Northwest Side in the 1970s, emailed me a puzzler last week.
Michael went to the site Historic Aerials to browse 70 years worth of aerial photographs of his old neighborhood located on the edge of the LaBagh Woods' Irene C. Hernandez Family Picnic Grove. "While looking at the aerial photos I noticed that [Hernandez picnic grove] was empty on the 1938 photo. [but] there looks to be a fully populated neighborhood (alleys and everything!) in the 1951 photo, and everything gone in the 1962 photo," he said.
There are plenty of places in the city where where buildings disappear for park space..