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"The Point" is a man-made peninsula jutting into Lake Michigan, part of Chicago's Burnham Park. The Point was constructed from landfill and by the late 1930s was protected by a seawall or revetment. The revetment was designed and constructed by Chicago Park District engineers and consists of limestone blocks arranged in a series of four steps leading to a promenade.

Way in the distance as you approached you could hear the sounds of the bongos. I remember the excitement that I always felt hearing those drums. The 60's and early 70's...memories.

Located on Chicago Park District land at 55th Street in Chicago's south side Hyde Park neighborhood, it was opened to the public in 1937. Alfred Caldwell, a disciple of Jens Jensen, designed the landscaping, following the Prairie School which uses native plants and stone. Caldwell's design featured a raised "meadow" section in the center of the 12 acre peninsula and included hundreds of flowering trees and shrubs. In 1938, Caldwell created stone sitting council rings around the lakefront edge, which today are used as fire pits. Few of Caldwell's original plantings remain today.

The park is accessed by the Lake Shore Bike Path, and a tunnel which passes under Lake Shore Drive at the east end of 55th Street. At the head of the park, seen immediately upon emerging from the 55th Street tunnel, is the David Wallach Memorial Fountain. This fountain was designed in 1939 by Elizabeth and Frederick Hibbard in the shape of a fawn, with drinking areas at human and animal levels. During the Cold War the park also housed a 150-foot (46 m) radar tower for the Nike Hercules missile defense system; it was dismantled in 1971.

The park contains a fieldhouse, built in 1937, the exterior of which is made of Lannon Stone from Wisconsin. Partly because of its view of the lake and cityline, it is a popular wedding and corporate event location. It competes with the much larger Jackson Park 63rd Street Beach House and the even larger South Shore Cultural Center as south side beachfront special use facilities. The frequent summer fireworks displays at Navy Pier are often viewed from The Point, especially on Independence Day, when large numbers of Hyde Parkers and other south side residents gather there. It neighbors the Museum of Science and Industry and the 57th Street Beach.

Water access is an important aspect of the Point's history of use. Swimmers, sunbathers, kayakers, and windsurfers use the Point's revetment to access the waters of Lake Michigan. In the summer months, the North side of the Point functions as a "rock beach." On the South side of the Point, distance swimmers swim South across the bay in front of the 57th Street beach. This has been the source of conflict with the Chicago Park District as swimming off the Point is not officially allowed. From time to time, swimmers have been ticketed for violating this rule. In 2003, the Chicago Park District offered to create an officially sanctioned deep water swimming area off the South side of the Point.


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At 11:39pm on July 22, 2016, Edie2k2 said…

Thank you so much Tate!!!! Glad you're here!!!

At 8:29am on July 22, 2016, Tate Mckinney said…

today is going to be a enjoyable day with is music make my day Edie

At 8:27am on July 22, 2016, Tate Mckinney said…

At 8:06am on July 22, 2016, Tate Mckinney said…

I enjoy the dusties love old school music, thank you for sharing

At 1:17pm on September 27, 2013, Harpo Fatback Peterson said…

Thank you Edie for your hugs! I'll pass them on to Poppa and Momma from my friends of Chicago. Oh...on the video of "Lowrider Band" I posted a couple of months back,...this is Harvey, he's the drummer and one of the founding members if "War". Great bunch of guy's! Kick but band!

Someone mentioned this was thier band!!
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At 11:49am on September 27, 2013, Harpo Fatback Peterson said…

Did a gig last night with James Cotton's old keyboard player - Eddie Harsch. He also played with Albert Collins and The Black Crowes. Dame.....He's amazing. Its like magic when you have the right chemistry! He's going to hook up with the band I've been working with "SoulStack". Should be very cool!

At 11:43am on September 27, 2013, Harpo Fatback Peterson said…

Good to be home again! Got lot's of great pictures and music to add, of all the big Blues festivals up here in the north. Hope everyone is well! My Poppa had a fall and broke his hip! He's 90 this year! God bless him. Like a bull...he's bouncing back. Momma's starting to drift, but she still knows who he is. All in all, I have a lot to be thankful for...Spread the love! Lifes too short!!!!!!!!

At 3:42pm on September 26, 2013, La Donna Michelle said…

WHAT STATION CAN I LISTEN TO CHICAGO DUSTIES!!!

At 3:34pm on July 16, 2012, Debra Flint-Salter said…

The music is divine, and so are the photos. Bringing back many memories that weren't lost, but only put on a shelf. Wonderful to 'dust' them off and remember again.

At 8:49pm on April 3, 2012, Hoss said…

My Dad?!?!?!?!?

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