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      6100 W Fullerton Avenue
      Chicago, IL 60639
      Neighborhood: Belmont Central
      Teddy Roosevelt once said that Jacob A Riis came nearer than anyone to being the ideal American Riis 1849 1914 a photojournalist and reformer dr... read more
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      Teddy Roosevelt once said that Jacob A Riis came nearer than anyone to being the ideal American Riis 1849 1914 a photojournalist and reformer drew national attention to the plight of the inner city poor through his expose How the Other Half Lives Riis advocated the creation of small playgrounds to provide breathing spaces for densely populated urban neighborhoods His 1898 speech at Chicago s Hull House inspired local reformers to petition for city playgrounds

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