Doris A. Huscher

Interview Date: September 30, 1987
Interview Location: Narrator’s home, 7102 Church Street, Morton Grove
Interviewer: Yvonne Ryden
Duration: 51 minutes


Doris Anderson Huscher grew up in an unincorporated part of Morton Grove, which later was incorporated into the village boundaries. The homes were torn down and the area became industrial. Now only one frame house remains to remind us that Kirk Street was once a residential neighborhood. Because most of the residents were of Swedish heritage, the area was called “Swedetown” by some. Others who felt it was a pejorative did not use it. Doris, in her interview, tells about life in that time and place.