Where I'm At

Where I live

3148 Carlson
Back yards
Right side
Left side
Coke Plant
Old Glory
Gateway Hospital sky line
What city do you live in? What neighborhood?

I live in Granite City, IL. Is a quite peaceful neighborhood. am one block from groceries stores and you can see Quick Trip from my front porch,

What are some adjectives that describe your neighborhood?

Is a rural

How long have you lived there, and what brought you there?

Been living here for 23 years. What brought me here I used to live in SC with my ex husband who was in the Navy. We moved to IL in 1981 where he divorce me. In 1982 meet my new husband.

What is your favorite thing about this place? Your least favorite?

My favorite thing is I live here with my husband and my dog and cat.

Lest thing I like is all the plants around here. We have the coke plant, Granite City steel plant, both putting pollutions in the air.

Do you feel that you belong there?

I do not fell I belong here, I am an old country gal.

What is the most common misconception about where you live?

Most common misconception I would have to say that some people tend to run the city down before they get all the facts.

What is a special fact about your city that you have to live there to know?

Granite city used to be home of various tribes of native American Indians. The town was founded by Frederick and William Niedringhaus. They brought the industrial revolution was called Old Six Mile , today known as Granite City.

What aspect of your city do you secretly love?

That it is close to the Mississippi river, reminds me of the time spent with my dad fishing.

Anything else you'd like to add?

If it was not for all thee factory plants polluting the air it would be a nicer place to live. However, it is closer to Sat Louis, Mo. The subdivision I live in years ago used to be swamp land. We also live about 20 minute drive from Gateway Hospital.

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2 responses

  • Jane Linders

    Jane Linders said (16 Jul 2015):

    I work at Mallinckrodt , right across the bridge from Granite City. Love the hometown feel of your images. Looking forward to seeing more of your work.

  • Saroj Swain

    Saroj Swain gave props (28 Nov 2015):

    amazing capture

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