Speaking of old buildings, the handful of buildings in Riverside Lawn that date back to the time that area was first settled (what were they thinking!) may not be long for this world.

If indeed a good number of Riverside Lawn homeowners plan on selling their homes to Cook County, which plans on demolishing them and turning the land into permanent greenspace, it’d be good to know what the neighborhood looked like way back when, and not just the historic homes.

Enter the Riverside Historical Commission, led by Connie Guardi, who decided that they would take up the torch and make sure there’s a photographic record — both before and after — the wrecking balls start swinging down there.

The commission was out taking photos recently in order to begin that process. Kudos to the commission for taking up the challenge and making sure that there will always be a place where a visual record of Riverside Lawn is kept.