Years ago a fellow member of an architectural history group I was in told me he was doing his doctorate thesis on the architectural history of....Morton Grove.
Mmmm....this got me thinking. I grew up just east of there in Skokie and it never crossed my mind until then to consider the homes I knew and loved as anything architecturally significant. Skokie and Morton Grove in the 1970's gave many many people a good life and their first taste of suburban living. We had safe, fun times there, received great educations, went away to college vowing never to live in a place like that again...and eventually bought our first homes in Buffalo Grove, the Skokie/Morton Grove of the '90's.
(For the record, my home where I raised my kids was all of a mile from Skokie, in Wilmette, in a home almost identical to my childhood home.)
Sarah Rothschild, Realtor & Architectural History Nerd.