Once upon a time, there was a laundromat named D&L Coin Laundry next to my apartment building in Chicago. All was happy in this grand land of clean clothes. The laundromat even had my favorite arcade game, Crusin’ USA.
Then one day in the Spring of 2008, the laundromat was torn down. Men came and carried away all the bricks. The once happy laundromat is now gone. In its place is now an empty lot. Well not exactly empty.
A chunks of concrete are left behind, scattered about. Sad sad lot. The lot sits for months with nothing getting built. My creative neighbors decide, “if they aren’t going to build anything on this lot, WE WILL!” In July 2008, my constructive neighbors stack all the lonely concrete blocks creating little statues.
A rock community is built upon this empty lot. Skyscrapers of rock towers over the gleaming linoleum-tile foundation. Eclectic delight is spread throughout the land of 2206 West Lawrence as each building had its own unique design. Some squat, some tall; each creatively built with care.
But will these delightful buildings stand the test of time? Check out Chapter 2 (The Owner Strikes Back)
Chapter 1: Buildings of Hope
Chapter 2: The Owner Strikes Back
Chapter 3: The Return of Fun