Welcome to CornerSpotter, Curbed's regular game in which you, fair readers, consult archival streetscape photos or postcard illustrations to identify the building(s) and/or location presented. Time to tap that reservoir of urban minutiae and flaunt it before your fellow readers. Fire away in the comments, and we'll reveal the correct identity and backstory tomorrow.
This Library of Congress photograph depicts African-American families set to move in to mid-rise housing at a huge new development. Built explicitly to house Blacks post-slum clearance, the goal was to maintain racially segregated neighborhoods — codified at the time at the federal level. Other housing types were part of the site plan, but most — including these mid-rises — have been razed as a mixed-income project of a different name spreads to fill the still-large physical gaps. The new development is a centerpiece of the CHA's Plan for Transformation. One of the earliest public housing projects, the development descended into chaotic crime zone as with so many other poorly conceived and racist warehousing schemes. Name the development, its general coordinates, and the site's new occupant, if you can.
·CornerSpotter [Curbed Chicago]