Gapers Block has ceased publication.

Gapers Block published from April 22, 2003 to Jan. 1, 2016. The site will remain up in archive form. Please visit Third Coast Review, a new site by several GB alumni.
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Chicago was home to one of the last operating tuberculosis sanitariums in the country. Frances Archer grew up across the street, and has a great series of posts collecting its history and eventual closure.

 
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