Thanks to Dan Haley for his nice appreciation of Mills Park Tower and his warm remembrance of Dominic Meo. Yes, the building isn’t attractive, but the beauty lies within, with its wonderful caring atmosphere. 

In answer to Dan’s question, the major portion of the site for the building was assembled through the purchase and demolition of several homes along Pleasant Place. The village of Oak Park contributed a portion of the site through the vacation of a part of Pleasant Place, and the Park District of Oak Park contributed a small slice of land to the east of the building currently in the building’s parking lot. A large number of people and organizations banded together to make this possible. 

It takes a village.

Ed Solan

Executive director
Oak Park Housing Authority


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