In Chicago’s Uptown neighborhood, during the mid-1970s, I stumbled across this high-walled enclosure on Grace near Seminary while exploring the neighborhood after a Cubs game. It had a peaceful, serene feeling amidst all the chaos of Uptown. A reader who used to live across the street wrote to say that behind these walls was a home for unwed mothers run by Roman Catholic nuns. Here’s what it looks like today in Google Maps Street View.  Technically, this may fall outside the boundaries of today’s Uptown. But back in the 1970s when I was wandering around the streets, this neighborhood felt and looked a lot like Uptown…except for this island of serenity.