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Kids in the tot lot, Park Forest, Illinois, 1954

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Kids in the tot lot, Park Forest, Illinois, 1954
Photograph by Bob Sandberg, Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division, Photo by Sandberg, Bob

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This object appears in the following sections:


City and Suburb: Chicago and Park Forest, Illinois, 1950s
City and Suburb: Chicago and Park Forest, Illinois, 1950s — The Automobile Shapes the Suburbs


Kids in a tot lot
Currently on display
Not a part of the official Smithsonian Collection

The earliest Park Forest residences were rental townhomes built around an interior auto-court. Children and parents alike gathered in the auto-courts to socialize.

Physical Description
Photograph. Black-and-white-photograph of children in an outdoor play area.
Details
Date Made:
1954
Locations:
Illinois
Note:
Park Forest
Credit:

Photograph by Bob Sandberg, courtesy of Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division

History
Park Forest, Illinois, one of the largest privately built communities in the country, opened in 1948, almost 30 miles from the jobs and services of downtown Chicago.
Related People, Places, and Events
Photographer
Sandberg, Bob

Depicted
Park Forest, Illinois


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