The Urbanization of Elmhurst and Mount Pleasant:
La Salle Academy, Public Transportation, Urban Wetlands and a Population Boom
Friday, May 4; 3:15pm-4:45pm
612 Academy Ave. (Front Stairs of La Salle Academy at the corner of Smith Street & Academy Avenue)
Same as Meeting Point
Our Jane’s Walk will explore the urbanization of the Elmhurst and Mount Pleasant neighborhoods. We will examine the role of Diocesan and Public lands and projects. We will consider the way public-private partnerships in transport and private owned automobiles impacted the remaining farmland in the city and transformed it into more densely populated immigrant communities. We will also consider the importance of urban wetlands and how they contribute to city life.