above: AH2458b – Markham, IL 2017
All the images in this mini portfolio were made over the past 3 months in an area smaller than 1 square mile, in Markham, IL.
I’d driven through the area before but this was the 1st time I had photographed there.
Obviously, the area is in rough shape. But there’s something beautiful there, too.
The area kind of reminds me of the Tom Waites song, The House where Nobody Lives.
If you click on the images, you can see what they looked like 5 years ago via Street View.
Most had a lot more life in them in 2012.
AH2415 – Markham, IL 2017
AH2458 Markham, IL – 2017
AH15942 – Markham, IL 2017
AH 41.598160, -87.672345 – Markham, IL 2017
AH10255 – Markham, IL 2017
AH2401 – Markham, IL 2017
AH3311 – Markham, IL 2017
The Village of Markham (20 miles south of Chicago) was established in 1925
The 1st subdivision there was called Croissant Park
Current population is 12,620
In 1925, Markham, Illinois was named after Charles H. Markham, president of the Illinois Central Railroad, at the time.