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robert taylor homes (former)

from open mike eagle, brick body kids still daydream posted in music by nevereatshreddedwheat

Open Mike Eagle's 2017 record Brick Body Kids Still Daydream is a concept album about the high-rise Robert Taylor Homes on the South Side of Chicago where he lived until he was 13.

Robert Taylor Homes were built in the early 1960s as public housing, and life there, ruled by gang violence and drugs, was bleak. The last of the buildings was demolished in 2007 to be replaced by residential homes.

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harding senior high school

from mitch hedberg posted in television by prof_improbable

Opened in 1926, Harding Senior High School is the alma mater of comedian Mitch Hedberg (class of '86).

Go Knights!

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pittock mansion

from the lathe of heaven, ursula le guin posted in literature by nevereatshreddedwheat

He got onto the funicular at Fourth and Alder; and swooped up over the gray-green city to the HURAD Tower which crowned the west hills, on the site of the old Pittock mansion high in Washington Park.

- The Lathe of Heaven, Ursula Le Guin

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lloyd center

from the lathe of heaven, ursula le guin posted in literature by nevereatshreddedwheat

...the funicular line stopped across the river in the old Lloyd Center, once the biggest shopping center in the world, back before the Crash. Nowadays the vast multilevel parking lots were gone along with the dinosaurs, and many of the shops and stores along the two-level mall were empty, boarded up. The ice rink had not been filled in twenty years. No water ran in the bizarre, romantic fountains of twisted metal.

- The Lathe of Heaven, Ursula Le Guin

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home of joe cole & henry rollins

from henry rollins posted in music by ratsnamgod

Henry Rollins & Joe Cole, collectively known as "The Chosen One", lived at this address in the early 1990's.
It was here where the two friends would often hate-watch Sylvester Stallone movies.

Cole would ultimately lose his life at this location in a still unsolved murder, while Rollins narrowly escaped.

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