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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Monday, April 15

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On the excellent Calumet 412 tumblr, a mystery has been spotted: what connects 49th and Union with Ainslie and Marine Drive?

4880 S. Union Ave., Chicago

Here's a Google Streetview grab of approximately 4880 S. Union Ave. The I-beam fenceposts are gone, or at least hiding behind the wood fence, but that appears to be the same house, remodeled. Wonder how long the photo on the North Side has been there.

This post originally referred to Calumet 412 as a project of Forgotten Chicago. I've been notified that they're not related.

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