La Salle Academy, Public Transportation, Urban Wetlands and a Population Boom
HOURS Friday, May 4; 3:15pm-4:45pm
MEETING POINT 612 Academy Ave. (Front Stairs of La Salle Academy at the corner of Smith Street & Academy Avenue)
ENDING POINT 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.
WALK LEADER: Mark Carty
Mark serves on the Faculty at La Salle Academy, he currently teaches Civics and World History as a member Social Studies department. He is a 3rd generation resident of both the Elmhurst and Mount Pleasant neighborhoods.