Marian R. Byrnes Nature Area, Van Vlissingen Prairie, East 103rd Street
Named for Marian R. Byrnes, a tireless environmental activist on Chicago’s Southeast Side whose backyard bordered on this prairie, this space is one of several examples of wasteland transformed into outdoor recreational uses.
Marian (Richardson) Byrnes as National Spelling Bee Champion. May 31, 1938
Marian Byrnes, 2005
Environmentalists Victor Crivello and Marian Byrnes on a field project, 2007
Joann Podkul Murphy
posting Greeen Summit flyers at Marian R, Byrnes Nature Area, circa 2015