1550 S. Hamlin in Lawndale
Chicago Abandoned Lot Project
Community Development of Blighted & Vacant Property
Page last updated: February 2, 2007
Future site of the Chicago Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Museum
The vacant lot at 1550 N. Ashland at 16th is the site of the apartment building where Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., lived with his family in Chicago in 1966. This lot has been vacant for at least six years. While photographing the site in January 2007, my friend and I found a little baggie with white residue from crack cocaine. A playground and school can be found next door.
It's time for a change, don't you think?
More information from the Cook County Assessor's Office:
|1532 S. Hamlin Ave.||16-23-303-002-0000||Double vacant lot|
|1550 S. Hamlin Ave.||16-23-125-025-0000||Vacant lot where Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. lived in 1966|
|1531 S. Avers Ave.||16-23-125-009-0000||Double vacant lot|
|1541 S. Avers Ave.||16-23-125-011-0000||Double vacant lot|
|1545 S. Avers Ave.||16-23-125-010-0000||Double vacant lot|
1603 S. Avers Ave. across the street from 1550 S. Hamlin Ave.
More information on the abandoned building at 1603 S. Avers. Ave. from the Cook County Assessor's Office
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