photograph by Jeni Kulka
Forest Park Southeast is a play on identities. Once a rural respite for city dwellers, it is now firmly encompassed by urban core. Once disconnected from the commerce and transportation mechanisms of the area, it now features one of the fastest growing entertainment districts and includes two interstates and a railroad in its borders. What’s more, the neighborhood north of Manchester is wholly distinct in character from the neighborhood south of it. Nonetheless, FPSE offers one of the more distinctive collections of architecture on the city’s South Side (from turn of the 20th to turn of the 21st century buildings).
photograph by Allen Casey