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Help save history in your community by recording the stories of long-time residents, collecting and preserving historic photographs, and sketching and writing about significant local landmarks.

Written History: Poetry Books

Phillips Elementary School
Sketches and Poems by 5th grade students
December 14 & 15, 2004


Phillip Murray Elementary School
Sketches and Poems by 5th grade students
January 4 & 5, 2005

Bishop Leonard Catholic School
Sketches and Poems by 7th grade students
January 6 & 7, 2005


After sketching local landmarks, and composing poetry about them, students see their neighborhood in a whole new way. As one student said, "Our school bus always drove past these places, and I never paid much attention to them. But now when I see the 10th Street Bridge, or the Equitable Gas clock, or the South Side Market House, I see them as places worth saving, full of history and value."

Students completed this work as part of The Poetry and Art of South Side Landmarks field trip.

Poetry Book Image


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