A Self-Guided Tour Map and Portal to the Past Courtesy of BNHG
by Caitlin Hawke
The Bloomingdale Neighborhood History Group is astonishing in the sheer diversity of lectures it puts on about our neighborhood's past. Long overdue, we've just added the group to our "Resources" tab above for an overview.
The map at right drawn by group member Vita Wallace sort of takes the cake for charm. You can see an enlarged version with a key here.
It seems relatively silly to have all these "Throwback Thursday" posts when we have the real deal: a group of neighborhood historians completely devoted to uncovering our past.
So this post is just a nod to this wonderful group for all it has done and continues to do. The group enriches our area and helps those of us who are paralyzed by nostalgia for recent gems lost. Their work helps us understand, once again, the laws of urban plate tectonics which dictate that edifices in the subduction zone must submit. And what will rise will fall again. And someone new will feel the pangs of nostalgia and endeavor to learn what came before. And so on and so on and so on.