Nearly 50 years after Marjorie Warvelle Bear started writing her book, 38 years after she finished it, 26 years after she died and 14 years after I wrote a column about her languishing manuscript, "A Mile Square of Chicago" is now in print.
It's a sprawling and meticulously detailed remembrance of the neighborhood of Bear's youth -- -the area on the West Side between Ashland and Western Avenues from Lake Street on the north to Harrison Street on the south just after the turn of the century.
Saturday, February 09, 2008
Marjorie Warvelle Bear's A mile square of Chicago
Zorn: Overdue book: "...Mile Square..." published at last