I recently wrote about 3100 Chicago’s past and present here. I reached out to the McCarville family with a link and received additional information from Robert Taylor Day, Jr., Ms. McCarville’s great nephew. He fondly recalled time spent at 3100 Chicago in the attic and on the fire escape (because those are naturally the best parts of a house for a little kid, my 7-year-old son confirms). Here is a photo from 1948, and you can see the original brick and stone behind, before it was covered at some later time, even though the photo is a little small.
We love interacting with history through you all! Don’t hesitate to reach out with your own old home story. Phase II of our site hopes to aggregate these memories by address for easy access to these rich traditions. Stay tuned!