Posted August 16, 2013 by JOHN CHUCKMAN in Uncategorized
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If you notice the homes to the right, there is one in about the center with a gray roof. The street the homes are on is called Lake Park, the house belonged to Lawrence Heyworth, founder of the South Shore Country Club. Later Heyworth moved his house to South Shore Drive (previous named Bond Street) and the park district in taking over the land, had the other structures torn down. When you look at the area through Google Earth you can see the walking path marks where Lake Park once followed North/South. The Park District has upgraded Rainbow Park and Oct. 26, 2013 is a ribbon cutting for moving the drive further east from 79th street south, going through the new Lake Side (Steel Mill) development. An expected 13,000 residents are expected to play on the 600+ acres of land in its future.
Thanks, Linda, for the information.
I do have to wonder whether the steel mill development will ever happen.
It’s been hyped up for years, and that site must be terribly polluted from many decades of mill operation.
I worked there one summer in the days when steel workers earned 13 week vacations, and the mill hired student replacements. Great chance for young guys to earn some money.
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