Re: Great, but risky, fun
Date: December 27, 2012 08:55AM
I lived on Merrimac,just south of 52nd, from 1952 to about '65. An old dilapidated shack stood mid block, on the east side of Merrimac, between 52nd and 51st, with the open prairie surrounding it. Despite its run-down appearance -- it probably had been in existence since the earliest days of Garfield Ridge -- a man lived in it alone. One day, sometime in '53 or '54, it was mysteriously destroyed by fire, and the poor man lost his home, however humble. I often thought that someone in the immediate neighborhood had torched it.
Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 12/27/2012 09:40AM by nordsider.