Paper $14.95 ISBN: 9780978965006 Published May 2007

The Chicago Greystone in Historic North Lawndale

Edited by Roberta M. Feldman and James Wheaton

Edited by Roberta M. Feldman and James Wheaton

Distributed for University of Illinois at Chicago, City Design Center

120 pages | illustrated throughout | 6-3/4 x 9-3/8 | © 2006
Paper $14.95 ISBN: 9780978965006 Published May 2007
In 2006, the residents of Chicago’s North Lawndale community joined forces with the city’s Department of Housing and Neighborhood Housing Services (NHS) of Chicago in a grassroots campaign to preserve the historic greystones of North Lawndale and to plan, support, and guide the neighborhood’s future growth and vitality. The organization they formed, the Historic Chicago Greystone Initiative, seeks to raise awareness of this historic residential building type.
The first of a two-volume guide to these remarkable Chicago homes, The Chicago Greystone in North Lawndale presents the history of the greystone as a type of residential building, provides a history of the neighborhood and the initiative, and reflects on the unique character of North Lawndale. Accompanied by captivating photographs of the greystones and profiles of local residents, The Chicago Greystone in North Lawndale offers comprehensive information on greystone structures and geography, as well as information on North Lawndale’s urban development and cultural heritage.  A must for anyone interested in this exciting facet of Chicago architecture, or how one Chicago neighborhood reclaimed its pride of place, this volume is a fascinating introduction to the Chicago greystone and one of its most notable communities.
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Contents
Preface and Acknowledgements                                           Roberta M. Feldman
                                                                                            Jim Wheaton
 
If North Lawndale's Greystones Could Talk:                         Charles Leeks
What Stories They Would Tell
  
Profile: Lorean and Gerald Earles                                         Roberta M. Feldman
 
Historic Chicago Greystone Initiative:                                   Susanne Schnell
It's Genesis and its Partners
 
Lawndale Heritage                                                               Nicolle Cabell-Pope
 
Profile: Michelle Parkinson                                                   Roberta M. Feldman
 
Historic Preservation:                                                           Royce Yeater
It Works for Community Revitalization! 
 
Profile: John and Rosamond Lewis                                       Roberta M. Feldman
What is a Chicago Greystone?                                             Brent Ryan
 
Greystone as Type                                                              Sharon Haar
 
Profile: Sherry and Tracy Scott                                             Roberta M. Feldman
 
Researching Your Greystone                                                Soo Jin Lee
                                                                                           Tasneem Chowdhury
 
Profile: Sherita and Mark Sylvester                                       Roberta M. Feldman
 
Renovating the Historic North Lawndale Greystone               Dan Wheeler
 
Contributors' Biographies
 
Guidebook Advisory Committee
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