Saturday, August 1, 2015

1313 w Morse & Brick Paved Wayne

In the foreground one of the last two way brick paved streets left in Chicago. In the background a vacant mini mall near the Morse "L" stop to be demolished later this year. Then an eight story 45 unit building with three floors of parking is going up.

What does this mean for brick paved Wayne? There will be construction traffic, then more cars coming to Rogers Park to visit and live. Will this investment and increased attention to Morse and Wayne benefit this rare brick paved street? Only time will tell. Money is being poured back into Rogers Park. It may not be Wilmette, Illinois (home to many restored brick roads) but its not too shabby.

If you haven't strolled by 1313 w Morse take a closer look while its still unfettered by construction. At the entrance to the mini mall you will notice three rows of horizontal bricks perpendicular to the rest of brick paved Wayne. Details like this help make the 6900 north block of Wayne a one of a kind Chicago treasure.

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