Andrew T.

Andrew T.

Posted on 01/30/2009


Photo taken on January 15, 2009




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The Infamous Dixie Square Mall: Demolished portion

The Infamous Dixie Square Mall:  Demolished portion
Casting my better judgment aside on my last road trip from Wisconsin to West Virginia, I took the opportunity to get off the Illinois Tollway long enough to see the infamous Dixie Square Mall. Given that it's located in the ostensibly worst part of the south side of Chicago, I knew better than to venture into the ruin or even to get out of the car: I simply took some mad snapshots over my shoulder while circling the block around.

Although the Montgomery Ward store seen (or unseen) here was haphazardly demolished in 2005-06, the remainder of the mall continues to stand in increasingly decrepit condition, some thirty years after it closed.

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