5/21/17 Palani Pozzani
"Little Library w/Flair"
The Artstop Garden at East 32nd St. & Chicago Avenue across the street from Modern Times Cafe features a couple of little libraries, benches, and a totem pole like structure, among other things, all decorated and/or containing one form or art or another.
From artsonchicago.org: "The Artstop Garden was created by the Parkside West Block Club in 1991 after local artist Florence Hill purchased the abandoned lot from the city. In 2008 the Artstop Garden became the winner of the Police Building Blocks Award. The goal was to create a feeling of serenity through the interactions of sculptures, flowers and trees. And that they did. By taking this lot under their wing, the neighborhood has created a green space that creates pride in the neighborhood, which, in turn, prevents crime."