Know your 'hood: August 2007 Archives

Shields Avenue is named after General James Shields, a real estate speculator and U. S. senator. Who did Shields once challenge to a duel?

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Who was Torrence Avenue named after?

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Today, I introduced you to Chicago's strangest landmark, a wooden alley between State and Astor behind Cardinal George's mansion.

There's another surviving wooden alley in Chicago that isn't a landmark. Where is it?

Mark Konkol

Mark Konkol covers city neighborhoods for the Chicago Sun-Times. You can e-mail him or call (312) 321-2146.

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