Re: Hedges and old fences
Date: December 05, 2013 05:06AM
Paul - That is fascinating about the hedges still being there! Where was the Buhl house located? Was it in disrepair when it was torn down? And where exactly did you find the hedges? I would love to check them out myself.
Incidently, looking at that area on Google maps, it seems to have some really quirky details and you can see how the ancient and the modern can mix/coexist down there. One interesting feature I found is that within the square block between 123rd and 124th, between Indiana and Michigan, there appears to be an entire area undeveloped IN THE MIDDLE of the square block, with houses on all sides. In other words, they built houses all around the edges of the block, and cut alleys through, but just didn't bother with the middle square - it appears to be woods. I don't know of any other wooded areas in the city that are both (a) completely surrounded by residential development; but (b) are not parks or forest preserves.