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John Pennycuff's memorial library at Unity Park is graffitied
2022-07-10

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The John Pennycuff Little Library, at Chicago's Unity Park, was recently sprayed with graffiti.

Robert Castillo, Pennycuff's surviving husband, stated on Facebook that some tried to cover the original tagging with their own rainbow-hued graffiti. He added that he plans on painting over all of it.

On May 22, 2021, Chicago's Unity Park Advisory Council (UPAC) held "Park Day" at the site, 2636 N. Kimball Ave.—and one of the events involved the unveiling of a custom-designed little library that honors Pennycuff. The couple, known for their activism, also have another, larger item named after them: the John Pennycuff Memorial Apartments at Robert Castillo Plaza, at 2031-33 N. Milwaukee Ave.

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