Alley life in Chicago’s Avondale neighborhood: Beware of dog, because it will definitely get into your trash.
Public Collectors is founded upon the concern that there are many types of cultural artifacts that public libraries, museums and other institutions and archives either do not collect or do not make freely accessible. Public Collectors asks individuals that have had the luxury to amass, organize, and inventory these materials to help reverse this lack by making their collections public.
This page consists of sample findings and excerpts. It is also an account of the contents of my home and digital files from my camera. If you have suggestions, have a collection you want to share, or are in Chicago and would like to see something in person, please contact me. This blog is intended as a casual, more personal supplement to the main Public Collectors website.
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The owner or owners of one of my favorite houses in Chicago continue to expand their already considerable presence on the corner of Monticello and Barry. Here is a photo of an animal and ladder construction that was added recently. You can see older photos of this house here. There is currently a For Rent sign in one of the windows and while I’m not looking for a place, it’s tempting to respond just to see what the interior has to offer.