The public housing project never lived up to its promise of safe and decent homes for the poor. What has happened since then is both amazing and disturbing.
Henry horner homes built 1950s in the late 1950s the chicago housing authority razed 12 blocks between washington and lake streets to build the 1 800 unit henry horner homes.
Henry horner homes. Menu reservations make reservations. Instead it devolved into a poorly managed community teeming with drugs. Henry horner homes 123 n hoyne ave chicago il 60612.
Secretary of housing and urban development. Together they have eight children their first being born when lajoe was 14. The boys father paul drifts in and out of the apartment however his income mostly supports his drug habit and alcoholism.
These projects contained eight buildings that were 10 and 13 story high rises with a total of 1 126 units. The projects were completed in 1959. Henry horner high rises 1990s henry horner projects henry horner projects locked up in a cage henry horner homes hallway 1980s henry horner homes in the 1960s when times were good henry horner homes 1957 henry horner project hallway from a 1980s documentary this was the conditions henry horner apartment from a henry horner documentary in the 1980s henry horner mid rise 2051 west lake street.
Henry horner homes was a chicago housing authority cha public housing project located in the near west side community area on the west side of chicago illinois united states the original section of henry horner homes was bordered by oakley boulevard to the west washington boulevard to the south hermitage avenue to the east and lake street to the north near the united center. Help get directions reviews and information for henry horner homes in chicago il. On a humid friday in august 1995 henry cisneros stood on a makeshift dais on a crumbling basketball court in the henry horner homes on chicago s near west side.
Daley horner local advisory council president mamie bone and other vips flanked cisneros who at the time was the u s. Order online tickets tickets see availability directions location tagline value text sponsored topics. Henry horner homes was a chicago housing authority cha public housing project located in the near west side community area on the west side of chicago illinois united states the original section of henry horner homes was bordered by oakley boulevard to the west washington boulevard to the south hermitage avenue to the east and lake street to the north near the united center.
Almost 20 years ago a wrecking ball leveled a 14 story high rise at the henry horner homes on the city s near west side. The rockwell gardens housing project began construction in the year 1958 among several other projects in the near west side community like the abla projects and the henry horner homes. The rivers brothers like many in the henry horner homes live with their mother lajoe.