Demolition of Oak Lake Park

Published April 17, 2014 by Kirsten Delegard

The forgotten neighborhood of Oak Lake Park, 1936. More photos digitized by Rita Yeada when we visited the tower archives at City Hall on Tuesday. In these images, demolition of the once-grand Victorians is in process. Oral histories of the North Side recount how nothing was wasted or thrown away in this neighborhood, which was home to some of the city’s least affluent and most entrepreneurial residents.

demolition, march 25, 1936