Last 1934 sea wall remnant in Edgewater should be city landmark, group says

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Most people are unaware of the partition's significance. It sits at the end of a dead end street near Lake Shore Drive. (Linze Rice / DNAinfo)

EDGEWATER — To most, the concrete slab sitting at the end of an alcove outside the Edgewater Beach Apartments looks ordinary, but to at least one group, it’s legendary — worthy of city landmark status, even.

Edgewater Beachwalk, a group of residents who advocate for the neighborhood’s parks and historical features, wants to see the last remaining North Side portion of a sea wall from 1934 saved by city officials.

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The nonprofit said they want Ald. Harry Osterman’s office to request to the City Landmarks Commission to save the portion of the wall, which 82 years ago served as the protector between Lake Michigan and Edgewater’s shores.

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