Tag Archive for South Shore
Today the Dr. Margaret T. Burroughs Gallery was revealed to the world. Located inside the South Shore Cultural Center, Dr. Burroughs’ artwork dating back to the 1950s as well as some of her many accomplishments and accolades (you should see the wall!) are some of the treasures found at the gallery.
Dr. Burroughs is 92 years old and still teaches art classes at the prison, goes bowling and roller skates. Yes, roller skate! She is officially my favorite role model on this side of heaven (next to my mother, of course).
Check out the gallery as soon as you can. The South Shore Cultural Center is located at 7059 South Shore Drive.
I like Explore Chicago. In fact, it’s one of my resources for things to do around Chicago. While researching information about the Englewood community, I ran across some information that pushed a wrong button.
“Other noteworthy community anchors in Englewood include the renovated 1927-vintage New Regal Theater, a new police station, branch library and the AIA award-winning Gary Comer Youth Center.”
While the Chicago news media would have viewers thinking that the Englewood community spans from 35th Street to 95th Street (North to South) and from King Drive to Damen (East to West). That is NOT right. While I do not know the actual boundaries of Englewood (orange), I know that those boundaries are wrong.
I also know that the New Regal Theater sits at 1645 East 79th Street in the South Shore Community (yellow). And the Gary Comer Youth Center is located at 7200 S. Ingleside in Avalon Park (blue-green). Check out the map below.
So, to my buddies at Explore Chicago. While I commend you for attempting to boost the Englewood community, at least report accurate information. Your audience will appreciate it.
On a sarcastic note:
If it were true that Englewood did have The Regal, library and Gary Youth Center along with the new Kennedy King College, and the powers-that-be were serious about the growth of the community and its residents, would there really be a need for the new police station? I’m just saying.
Credits: This map was retrieved from Wikipedia via Google.