Househunting

Sunday, Oct. 18, 1942

The temperature was mild, the winds gentle. A day for house-hunting, perhaps? What was available within an easy distance from the Veterans Hospital? More to the point, what was affordable? A huge tax bill had just been passed in Congress that would take a bigger bite out of the paycheck.

1411 North State Parkway, Chicago

1411 North State Parkway, Chicago

There was an 8-room, 3-bath apartment at 1411 N. State Parkway, now a landmarked neighborhood in Chicago, for $175 a month but neither the price nor the location would do. A 5-room cottage in Oak Lawn would be a bargain today at $6,000.

A cottage in Berwyn, IL

A cottage in Berwyn, IL

But somehow, my parents found themselves looking in Berwyn, to the southwest of Chicago, which broke away from Cicero, IL in 1908.  There were no internet listings or other modern conveniences for house hunting.  I Hope they find what they’re looking for. Seems like a nice place.

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