Re: Pre-fire House at 2024 W. Warren to be demolished
Date: November 03, 2012 09:37PM
Brookish, no "secret ins," heads up, secret handshakes, or anything like that. I just keep an eye out at advertisements, word of mouth, etc. The real "heads up" I got about this sale was when I was looking, and the address was finally posted, I said "hmmmmm." I NEVER see estate sales in the impoverished neighborhoods on Chicago's south and west sides, and when I do they are usually nothing interesting. I then did my usual "estate sale investigation" of checking tax records, property photos, looking up obituaries, and if it's in Berwyn and Cicero, I look back through my old city directories to gauge how long the people have been living there. If it's interesting, I attend. You have to sift though a lot of crap to get to the good ones. This was one of the good ones.
The other cool thing is having a place like this to tell people about it and get the "urban explorer" juices of others flowing!
Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 11/03/2012 09:58PM by Berwyn Frank.