Chicago Neighborhood Guide

Walter H. Conley. A Map of Chicago. 1933.
Walter H. Conley. A Map of Chicago. 1933. Map2F G4104.C6 S1 1933 .C6.

About this Guide

This guide covers books, articles, and maps in the Newberry that describe Chicago’s neighborhoods. Major websites with information on neighborhood history are also listed. If you are aware of omissions or errors, Contact a Librarian.

General Resources

Andreas, A.T. History of Cook County, Illinois. Chicago: A.T. Andreas, 1884. Call # Local History Ref F547.C7 A5 1973 (second floor open shelf). Includes chapters on suburban areas later annexed by the city, including Austin, Englewood, Hegewisch, Humboldt Park, Irving Park, Lake View, Hyde Park, Pullman and Rogers Park.

Chamberlin, Everett. Chicago and its Suburbs. Chicago: T.A. Hungerford and Co., 1874. Call # F8962.16. A real estate boosting book with descriptions of city neighborhoods and suburbs which were later annexed by the city.

Chicago Architects Oral History Project. This set of interviews held by the Art Institute of Chicago contains many discussions of Chicago buildings and architecture. Keyword searchable through In the First Person, a free online index of oral histories.

Chicago Imagebase. A project to provide online access to maps, photographs and other images of Chicago. From the University of Illinois Chicago.

Chicago Neighborhoods. An online guide to sources for Chicago neighborhood research, created by the DePaul University Libraries.

Chicago Public Library Archival Collections. An abstract to the neighborhood manuscript collections held by Chicago Public Library. Selected materials from these collections have been digitized, and you can search them by neighborhood on the library’s Digital Collections page.

Grossman, Keating, and Reiff, eds. Encyclopedia of Chicago. Chicago, University of Chicago, 2004. Call # Local History Ref F548.3 .E53 2004 (second Floor Open Shelf.) Electronic edition available online. Includes an overview of community areas, an entry on each area and a wealth of other neighborhood information.

Holli, Melvin G. and Peter d’A. Jones, eds. Ethnic Chicago (4th edition.) Grand Rapids, Michigan: Eerdmans Publishing, 1995. Call # Local History Ref F548.9.A1 E85 1995b (second floor open shelf.) Includes chapters on ethnic groups that describe specific ethnic neighborhoods and an essay by Dominic Pacyga on Chicago’s ethnic neighborhoods.

Hoyt, Homer. One Hundred Years of Land Values in Chicago…1830-1933. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1933. Call # HD268.C4H6 1933. Details growth of Chicago and development of neighborhoods.

Keating, Ann Durkin. Building Chicago: Suburban Developers and the Creation of a Divided Metropolis. Columbus: University of Ohio Press, 1988. Call # HT352.U62 C44 1988. Provides a narrative history of Chicago’s outward expansion and the development of outlying subdivisions.

Local Community Fact Book of Chicago. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1949. Call # H2896.978. Compiles statistics on Chicago community areas based on the 1940 census.

Local Community Fact Book of Chicago. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1953. Call # H2896.392. Contains profiles of community areas based on the 1950 census and statistical comparisons with census data from 1930 and 1940.

Local Community Fact Book: Chicago Metropolitan Area (Chicago: Chicago Review Press, 1984.) Call # folio HA730.C5 L63 1984. Includes maps of community areas and neighborhoods and historical and statistical profiles of community areas.

Mayer, Harold M. and Richard C. Wade. Chicago: Growth of a Metropolis. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1969. Call # Local History Ref F548.3 .M37 1969 (second floor open shelf.) A history of Chicago’s growth and architectural development, illustrated with a wealth of photographs and maps.

Pacyga, Dominic A. and Ellen Skerret. Chicago, City of Neighborhoods. Chicago: Loyola University Press, 1986. Call # Local History Ref F548.18 .P33 1986 (second floor open shelf.)

Philpott, Thomas Lee. The Slum and the Ghetto: Neighborhood Deterioration and Middle Class Reform, Chicago 1880-1930. New York: Oxford University Press, 1978. Call # F548.9.M3 P48.

Szucs, Loretto. Chicago and Cook County: A Guide to Research. 2nd ed. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1996. Call # Local History Ref Z1278.C5S97 (At second floor reference desk). Contains a gazetteer of Chicago neighborhoods.

Wikipedia. Chicago Community Areas. Wikipedia article with map.

———. Neighborhoods of Chicago. Wikipedia article.

Neighborhood Maps in the Newberry

Hundreds of maps and atlases detailing Chicago, Cook County, and the collar counties of DuPage, Kane, Lake, McHenry, and Will between 1779-2003 are described in the Newberry Library Cartographic Catalog. The following selections, arranged by date, are particularly useful for neighborhood research:

New York Lithography, Engraving & Printing Co. Map of Hyde Park, Calumet, South Chicago, and northern portion of Lake County, Ind. New York: New York Lithograph Engraving and Printing Co., 1871. Special Collections fourth floor. Call #: Fitzgerald map 4F G4104.C6:2S6 1871 .N4.

Rand, McNally & Co. Historical Description and Guide Map of Chicago. Chicago: Rand, McNally, 1880. Call # (card catalog): G 8962.733.

Greely-Carlson Company. Greeley, Carlson & Co.’s Atlas of the City of Chicago. Chicago: Greeley, Carlson & Co., 1884. Special Collections fourth floor. Call #: G1409.C4 G7. “With all subdivisions, streets, alleys, parks, boulevards, railroads and water boundaries.” Be sure to begin with the index.

Rand, McNally & Co. New City Limits Map of Chicago. Chicago: Rand, McNally, 1890. Special Collections fourth floor. Call #: sc map4F oG4104.C6 1890 .R3 verso. Shows boundaries after annexation of many former suburbs such as Hyde Park.

Muller, Charles. Map Showing the Territorial Growth of the City of Chicago. Chicago : Map Department, 1891. Special Collections, fourth floor. Call #: map2F, G4104.C6 G4 1891 .M8.

Rand, McNally & Co.’s Bird’s Eye View and Guide to Chicago. Chicago: Rand, McNally, 1893. Location: Special Collections fourth floor. Call #: Rand McNally Archives, third floor stack, aisle 32. Also available online at the Chicago Imagebase of The Chicago Metropolitan Infobase Project.

Murphy, Richard J., comp. Chicago at a Glance: a Condensed Guide […]. New York: Union News Company, 1895. Special Collections, fourth floor. Call #: Case F548.5 .M87 1895.

Greeley, Samuel S. Wage map no. 1[-4], Polk to Twelfth,…Chicago. New York: Thomas Y. Crowell & Co., 1895. Special Collections fourth floor. Call #: G4104.C6E2 1895 .G7 sheet 1. “Total earnings of a family” for each dwelling in tract.

———. Nationalities map no. 1[-4], Polk to Twelfth,…Chicago. New York: Thomas Y. Crowell & Co., 1895. Special Collections fourth floor. Call #: G4104.C6E2 1895 .G7 sheet 2. Nationality of family in each dwelling in tract.

Chicago Real Estate Board. Chicago Neighborhood Maps. Chicago: Frazier Map Co., 1950. Special Collections, fourth floor. Call #: map6C G4104.C6 1950 .C6.

Mayer, Harold M. and Wade, Richard C. Chicago, Growth of a Metropolis. Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 1969. . Call #: Local History Ref F548.3 .M37 (second floor open shelf). See “Annexation map.”

Grossman, Ron and Neebe, Willam O. Chicago: Its People and Neighborhoods. 1982. Special Collections 4th floor. Call #: map2F oG4104.C6E2 1982 .G7

Sanborn Map Co. Insurance Maps of Chicago, Illinois. Pelham, New York: Sanborn Map Co., 1901-1950. Special Collections fourth floor. Call #: map8C G1409.C4 S3 1901. Use same call number followed by “Index Maps” to locate specific area maps. Corrections through 1993 in Newberry’s versions.

Lyons, Rosalind. The Chicago Neighborhood Map. With Chicago Neighborhood Boundaries Directory. Naperville, Ill.: Big Stick, Inc., 2001. (Map kept on second floor open shelf). Call number for directory: G4104.C6F7 2001 .L9.

Census Research

Background

The US Census is a rich source for historical information about Chicago’s neighborhoods. The Federal census, taken every 10 years since 1790, provides a snapshot of the life of a neighborhood in a particular year. There are two ways to study the census: researchers can examine the population schedules of the census or the statistical reports based on the population schedules.

Using Population Schedules

The population schedules are the raw data of the census. To compile the population schedules, a locality is divided into enumeration districts. Census takers are sent to each dwelling in their district and record who lives at that address, their ages, occupations, country of birth and other data. The personal information on these schedules indicates the economic and ethnic character of a neighborhood or block.Once recorded, the data on the population schedules is closed to the public for 72 years. The most recent population schedule available to the public is from the 1930 census.

To research a neighborhood in the population schedules of 1880-1930, first look at an enumeration district map to determine the districts that make up the neighborhood. The E.D. maps are available near the second floor reference desk and are also available on-line from the website A Look At Cook. Once you determine the districts that you want to look at, retrieve the microfilm rolls for those districts from the open-shelf microfilm area behind the second floor reference desk and request a film reader to view the census. Prior to 1880, censuses were based on city wards rather than enumeration districts and did not include addresses, so they are less useful for neighborhood research. The 1870 census map and the ward maps available on the second floor reference area provide some help.

Using Statistical Reports

The statistical reports of the census are compiled from the raw schedules of the census and are made available to the public upon their completion. Data from the 2000 Census is available on the website of the US Census Bureau. The Factfinder feature of the Bureau site allows researchers to enter a specific street address into the database and retrieve data on that location’s census tract or block.

The Chicago Area Geographic Information Study at the University of Illinois Chicago has compiled 2000 data for Chicago’s official community areas.

The City of Chicago published reports on 1990 census data for community areas. These are available in the Government Publications Department of the Harold Washington Center, Chicago Public Library.

Local Community Fact Book of Chicago. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1949. Call # H2896.978. Compiles statistics on Chicago community areas based on the 1940 census.

Local Community Fact Book of Chicago. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1953. Call # H2896.392. Contains profiles of community areas based on the 1950 census and statistical comparisons with census data from 1930 and 1940.

Local Community Fact Book: Chicago Metropolitan Area. Chicago: Chicago Review Press, 1984. Call # folio HA730.C5 L63 1984. Contains community area data from the 1970 and 1980 censuses.

Specific Neighborhoods

Altgeld Gardens

Altgeld-Carver Alumni Association. History of Altgeld Gardens, 1944-1960. Chicago: Taylor, 1993. Call # : F548.68.A48 H57.

Andersonville

Lane, Kerstin B. “Andersonville: A Swedish-American Landmark Neighborhood.” Swedish-American Historical Quarterly 42, no. 1 (1991): 30-40. Call #: F8398.856

Armour Square (Chinatown)

Christoff, Peggy Spitzer. “Women of Chinatown.” Chicago History 27, no. 1 (1998): 45-55. Call # Local History Ref F548.1.C465 (2nd floor open shelf.)

Ho, Chuimei and Soo Lon Moy, eds. Chinese in Chicago, 1870-1945. Charleston: Arcadia, 2005. Call # Local History Ref F548.9 C5 C46 2005. (second floor open shelf.)

Moye, Gerald H. Ling Long Museum: the Highlights of Chinese History and Chicago’s Chinatown. Chicago: Ling Long Museum, 1935. Call # F548.68.C55 M69 1935

Chinese American Museum of Chicago. Includes a number of historical articles about Chinatown.

Austin

The Chicago Public Library has several manuscript collections related to the Austin neighborhood. The links below will lead you to finding aids for these collections:

Seligman, Amanda. Block by Block: Neighborhoods and Public Policy on Chicago’s West Side. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2005. Call # F548.9 .A1 S45.

White, Marian. Book of the Western Suburbs: Homes, Gardens, Landscapes, Highways and Byways, Past and Present. Chicago: J. H. White, 1912. Call # : F89624.972.

Chicago Genealogical Society. Directory of Austin, Illinois. Chicago: Chicago Genealogical Society, 1972. Call # F8960557.234.

Back of the Yards

Back of the Yards Community Collection online finding aid to manuscript collection at the Chicago Public Library.

Boardman, Deborah. Mutual Borders. Chicago, 1994. Location Special Collections 4th floor. Call # ZP 983 .B62992.

Jablonsky, Thomas J. Pride in the Jungle: Community and Everyday Life in Back of the Yards. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1993. Call # F548.5 .J32.

Kerr, Louise A. “Chicano settlements in Chicago: A Brief History.” Journal of Ethnic Studies 2, no. 4 (1975 ): 22-32. Call #: E184.A1 J68.

Pacyga, Dominic A., “Crisis and Community: The Back of the Yards 1921.” Chicago History 6, no. 3 (1977): 167-76. Call # Local History Ref F548.1.C465 (second floor open shelf.)

Slayton, Robert A. Back of the Yards: the Making of a Local Democracy. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1986. Call # HN80.C5 S56 1986.

Beverly (Blue Island)

Laurie, Clayton D. “Antilabor Mercenaries or Defenders of Public Order?” Chicago History 20, nos. 3 and 4 (1991-2): 4-32. Call # Local History Ref F548.1.C465 (second floor open shelf.)

“Black Belt”

Hirsch, Arnold. Making the Second Ghetto: Race and Housing in Chicago, 1940-1960. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1998. Call # HD7288.72.U52 H57 1998.

Tuttle, William M., Jr. “Contested Neighborhoods and Racial Violence: Prelude to the Chicago Riot of 1919.” Journal of Negro History 55, no. 4 (1970): 266-288. Call #: H583.005

Spear, Allan. The Malking of a Negro Ghetto. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1967. Call # F 548.9.N3 S65

Bridgeport

Fanning, Charles F., Jr. “Mr. Dooley’s Bridgeport Chronicle.” Chicago History 2, no. 1 (1972): 47-57. Call # Local History Ref F548.1.C465 (second floor open shelf.)

Bridgeport at the One Hundred and Sixtieth Anniversary of the Illinois and Michigan Canal. University of Illinois Chicago. A special project by architecture, art history, and urban planning students at the University of Illinois Chicago. Part of the Chicago Imagebase Project.

Bronzeville (see Douglas and Black Belt)

Burnside (see also: Pullman)

Long, Suzanne G. South Side Snippets. South Holland, Ill.: South Suburban Genealogical and Historical Society, 1999. Call # folio F547.C7 L65.

Bucktown

Simpson, Jack. “German Street Names in Bucktown: Part I and Part II.” Newberry Library Genealogy News Feb. 4- 7, 2006. Articles from Newberry Library genealogy weblog.

Chatham

Braden, William. “Chatham: An African American Success Story”. In Holli and Jones, Ethnic Chicago pp. 341-345. Call # Chicago Browsing F 548.9 .A1 E85 1995b (second floor open shelf).

Chatham-Grand Crossing Community Area Collection. Online finding aid to manuscript collection at the Chicago Public Library.

Chicago Lawn

Headley, Kathleen J. Chicago Lawn, Marquette Manor. Chicago: Arcadia, 2001. Call # Local History Ref F548.68.C45 H43 (second floor open shelf).

Chinatown - See Armour Square

Douglas

Levy, George. To Die in Chicago: Confederate Prisoners at Camp Douglas. Evanston, Ill.: Evanston Pub., 1994. Call # E616.D7 L48.

Mahoney, Olivia. Dougals/Grand Boulevard: A Chicago Neighborhood. Charleston: Arcadia, 2001. Call # Local History Ref F548.67.D73 M21 2001 (second floor open shelf.)

Mahoney, Olivia. “The Past and the Promise.” Chicago History. Vol. 24, No. 1 (1995): 20-39. Call # Local History Ref F548.1.C465 (second floor open shelf.)

Peoples Welfare Organization of Chicago. History of Dearborn Homes. Chicago : The Organization, 1950 (Printed by Sumar Press). Call # HD7288.782.C4 P46 1950

Stange, Maren. Bronzeville : Black Chicago in Pictures, 1941-1943. New York: New Press, 2003. Call # E548.9.N4 B74 2003

Edison Park (See Norwood Park and Edison Park)

Englewood

The Chicago Public Library has several manuscript collections related to the Englewood neighborhood. The links below will lead you to finding aids for these collections:

Englewood Community Collection

Englewood High School Records

Englewood Historical Association Records

Englewood Newspaper Collection

Englewood Woman’s Club Records

Runion, James B. Out of Town : Being a Descriptive, Historical and Statistical Account of the Suburban Towns and Residences of Chicago. Chicago: Western News Company, 1869. Call # Graff 3604. Real estate booster book contains a chapter on Englewood.

Roberts, Maria Lettiere. Chicago’s Englewood Neigborhood: At the Junction. Chicago: Arcadia, 2002. Call # F548.68.E65 R63 2002.

Sullivan, Gerald E., ed. The Story of Englewood 1835-1923. Foster & McDonnell, 1924. Call # F8962.855.

A Short History of Englewood. Created by Maureen Spokes, a library science student at Catholic University, 2004.

Garfield Park

The Chicago Public Library has several manuscript collections related to the Garfield Park neighborhood. The links below will lead you to finding aids for these collections:

Bethel New Life Collection

East Garfield Park Community Collection

West End Woman’s Club Records

West Garfield Park Community Collection

Seligman, Amanda. Block by Block: Neighborhoods and Public Policy on Chicago’s West Side. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2005. Call # F548.9 .A1 S45.

Gold Coast (see Near North)

Goose Island

Goose Island.” Illustrated essay in Electronic Encyclopedia of Chicago History.

Winslow, Charles S. Historic Goose Island. Chicago, 1938. Call # F 8962 .974.

Hegewisch

Hammond Historical Society, The Hammond Historical Society presents the first city directory for the following cities: […] Hegewisch […] 1889-1890. Hammond, Ind.: Hammond Historical Society, 1976. Call # folio F534.H18 H35.

Humboldt Park

Friedman, Philip S. “The Americanization of Chicago’s Danish Community, 1850-1920.” Chicago History 9, no. 1 (1980): 30-40. Call # Local History Ref F548.1.C465 (second floor open shelf).

Humboldt Park Communty Collection. Online finding aid to manuscript collection at the Chicago Public Library.

Posadas, Barabara M. “A Home in the Country: Suburbanization in Jefferson Township, 1870-1889.” Chicago History 7, no. 3 (1978): 139-49. Call # Local History Ref F548.1.C465 (second floor open shelf).

Hyde Park and Kenwood

Abrahamson, Julia. A Neighborhood Finds Itself. New York: Harper, 1959. Call # F8962.012.

Block, Jean F. Hyde Park Houses: An Informal History, 1856-1910. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1978. Call # F548.68.H9 B57.

Cain, Louis P. “To Annex or Not? A Tale of Two Towns: Evanston & Hyde Park.” Explorations in Economic History 20, no. 1 (1983): 58-72. Call #: H304.006.

Charles, Jeffrey. “Land and Learning.” Chicago History 23, no. 3 (1994-5): 4-21. Call # Local History Ref F548.1.C465 (second floor open shelf).

Greene, Virginia A. The Architecture of Howard Van Doren Shaw. Chicago: Chicago Review Press, 1998. Call # folio NA737.S46 G74.

Hirsch, Arnold. Making the Second Ghetto: Race and Housing in Chicago, 1940-1960. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1998. Call # HD7288.72.U52 H57 1998.

Hyde Park Community Collection. Online finding aid to manuscript collection at the Chicago Public Library.

Hyde Park Historical Society. Hyde Park History. Chicago: Hyde Park Historical Society, 1980. Call # F548.68.H9 H93.

Runion, James B. Out of Town : Being a Descriptive, Historical and Statistical Account of the Suburban Towns and Residences of Chicago. Chicago: Western News Company, 1869. Real estate booster book contains a chapter on Hyde Park. Call # Graff 3604.

Tuttle, William M., Jr. “Contested Neighborhoods and Racial Violence: Prelude to the Chicago Riot of 1919.” Journal of Negro History 55, no. 4 (1970): 266-288. Call #: H583.005.

Winger, Stewart. “Unwelcome Neighbors.” Chicago History 21, nos. 1 and 2 (1992): 56-72. Call # Local History Ref F548.1.C465 (second floor open shelf).

Irving Park

Posadas, Barabara M. “A Home in the Country: Suburbanization in Jefferson Township, 1870-1889.” Chicago History 7, no. 3 (1978): 139-49. Call # Local History Ref F548.1.C465 (second floor open shelf).

Posadas, Barbara M. “Suburb into Neighborhood: The Transformation of Urban Identity on Chicago’s Periphery- Irving Park as a Case Study, 1870-1910.” Journal of the Illinois State Historical Society 76, no. 3 (1983): 162-176. Call #: F896.444.

Kenwood (See Hyde Park and Kenwood)

Lake View

Clark, Emily and Patrick Ashley. “The Merchant Prince of Cornville.” Chicago History 21, no. 3 (1992): 4-26. Call # Local History Ref F548.1.C465 (second floor open shelf)

Clark, Stephen B. The Lake View Saga. Chicago: Lake View Trust and Savings Bank, 1974, 2nd printing, 1985. Call # folio F548.68.L35.

Ravenswood-Lake View Community Collection. Selected images from the Chicago Public Library’s Ravenswood Lake View manuscript collection are available online here.

Runion, James B. Out of Town : Being a Descriptive, Historical and Statistical Account of the Suburban Towns and Residences of Chicago. Chicago: Western News Company, 1869. Call # Graff 3604. Real estate booster book contains a chapter on Lake View/Ravenswood.

Zatterberg, Helen. An Historical Sketch of Ravenswood and Lake View. Chicago: Ravenswood-Lake View Historical Association, 1941. Call # F8962.997.

Lawndale

The Chicago Public Library has several manuscript collections related to the Lawndale neighborhood. The links below will lead you to finding aids for these collections:

Lawndale-Crawford Community Collection

Lawndale-Crawford Historical Association Records

North Lawndale Community Collection

South Lawndale Community Collection

Eastwood, Carolyn. Chicago’s Jewish Street Peddlers. Chicago: Chicago Jewish Historical Society, 1991. Call # F548.9J5 E18.

North Lawndale Project. Maps and photographs of Lawndale. Part of the Chicago Imagebase Project of the University of Illinois Chicago.

Lincoln Park

Anderson, Tamsen. “Wrightwood: The Development of a Chicago Block, 1835-1995.” Master’s thesis, University of Illinois Chicago, 2002. Call #.folio F548.67.W75 A53 2002.

Bryan, I. J., comp. “Report of the [Lincoln Park] Commissioners and a History of Lincoln Park.” 1899. Call # G8960.16.

Clayton, John. “A Lincoln Park Legend.” Chicago History 2, no. 2 (1972): 100-5. Call # Local History Ref F548.1.C465 (second floor open shelf).

Franklin, Paula Angle, ed. City in a Garden: Homes in the Lincoln Park Community. Chicago: Coach House Press, 1963. Call # folio F548.68.L5 C57.

Lafferty, William. “Yesterday’s City: Excursion on the Lakefront.” Chicago History 20, nos. 3 and 4 (1991-2): 55-65. Call # Local History Ref F548.1.C465 (second floor open shelf).

Lincoln Park Architectural Photographs. A database of Lincoln Park photographs from DePaul University Special Collections.

Lincoln Square (Bowmanville)

Posadas, Barabara M. “A Home in the Country: Suburbanization in Jefferson Township, 1870-1889.” Chicago History 7, no. 3 (1978): 139-49. Call # Local History Ref F548.1.C465 (second floor open shelf).

Logan Square (Maplewood)

Posadas, Barabara M. “A Home in the Country: Suburbanization in Jefferson Township, 1870-1889.” Chicago History 7, no. 3 (1978): 134-49. Call # Local History Ref F548.1.C465 (second floor open shelf).

Loop

Chicago Herald. “Chicago as it Happened in 1858.” 1894. Call # 5A 5283.

Chicago City-Wide Collection. Online finding aid to manuscript collection at the Chicago Public Library.

Cudahy, Brian J. “Chicago’s Early Elevated Lines and the Construction of the Union Loop.” Chicago History 8, no. 4 (1979-80): 194-205. Call # Local History Ref F548.1.C465 (second floor open shelf).

Holt, Glen E. and Pacyga, Dominic A. Chicago, a Historical Guide to the Neighborhoods: The Loop and South Side. Chicago: Chicago Historical Society, 1979. Call # F548.68.A1 H64.
Photos, maps and lively descriptions.

Lewis, Arnold. An Early Encounter with Tomorrow: Europeans, Chicago’s Loop, and the World’s Columbian Exposition. Urbana, Ill.: University of Illinois Press, 1997. Call # NA735.C4 L49.

Mack, Edwin F. Old Monroe Street. Chicago: Central Trust Company, 1914. Call # F8962.536.

Pugh, Ralph. “Chicago’s Theatre.” Chicago History 30, no. 2 (2001): 37-59. Call # Local History Ref F548.1.C465 (second floor open shelf).

Randall, Frank. History of the Development of Building Construction in Chicago. Urbana, Ill.: University of Illinois Press, 1999. Call # Local History Ref TH25.C4 R35 (second floor open shelf). Detailed information about many buildings in the Loop.

WPA Land Use Maps of the Loop, 1939-1941. Part of the Chicago Imagebase Project of the University of Illinois Chicago.

Mayfair

North Mayfair Improvement Association, North Mayfair, U.S.A. (Vols. 1 and 2). Chicago: North Mayfair Improvement Association, 1998. Call # F548.68.N67 N6.

North Mayfair Improvement Association. A Historical Account of North Mayfair. Chicago: North Mayfair Improvement Association, 1976. Call # F548.68.N67 H5.

Near North Side

Beijbom, Ulf. “Chicago’s ‘Swede Town’-Gone But Not Forgotten.” Swedish Pioneer Historical Quarterly 15, no. 4 (1964):144-158 Call #: F8398.856.

Baugher, Shirley. Our Old Town. Chicago: Old Town Triangle Association, 2001. Call # Local History Ref F548.68.O4 B38 2001.

Gazell, James Albert. “The High Noon of Chicago’s Bohemias.” Journal of the Illinois State Historical Society 65, no. 1 (1972):54-68. Call #: F896.444 1910-1930.

Hilliard, Celia. “ ‘Rent Reasonable to Right Parties’: Gold Coast Apartment Buildings 1906-1929.” Chicago History 8, no. 2 (1979): 66-77. Call # Local History Ref F548.1.C465 (2nd floor open shelf).

Norton, Grace Peloubet. “Chicago Housing Conditions, VII: Two Italian Districts” The American Journal of Sociology 18, no. 4. (Jan., 1913): 509-542. Call # H 07. 033. Also available in the library through JSTOR.

Stamper, John W. “Making the Mile Magnificent.” Chicago History 30, no. 2 (2001): 5-36. Call # Local History Ref F548.1.C465 (2nd floor open shelf).

Vecoli, Rudolph J. “The Formation of Chicago’s ‘Little Italies.’” Journal of American Ethnic History 2, no. 2 (1983): 5:20. Call #: E184.A1 J66.

Zorbaugh, Harvey W. The Gold Coast and the Slum: A Sociological Study of Chicago’s Near North Side. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1983. Call # HN80.C5 Z67.

Near South Side

Kenney, William. “Chicago’s ‘Black and Tans’.” Chicago History 26, no. 3 (1997): 5-31. Call # Local History Ref F548.1.C465 (second floor open shelf).

Schwartz, Steven M. “Strong Medicine.” Chicago History 28, no. 1 (1999): 4-26. Call # Local History Ref F548.1.C465 (second floor open shelf).

The Worlds of Prairie Avenue.” Interactive essay in Electronic Encyclopedia of Chicago.

Near West Side

Berkow, Ira. Maxwell Street. Garden City, NY: Doubleday, 1977. Call # F548.9.J5 B47.

Bike, William S. Streets of the Near West Side. Chicago: ACTA Publications, 1996. Call # F548.67.A1 B55.

Fultz, L. Michael. Historic Homes of the Jackson Boulevard District and the Near West Side. Chicago, 1980. Call # F548.68.J3 F8.

Kerr, Louise A. “Chicano settlements in Chicago: A Brief History.” Journal of Ethnic Studies 2, no. 4 (1975): 22-32. Call #: E184.A1 J68.

Lower West Side Community Collection. Online finding aid to manuscript collection at the Chicago Public Library.

Near West Side Project. Maps and photographs of the Near West Side. Part of the Chicago Imagebase Project of the University of Illinois Chicago.

Rosen, George. “The Siting of the University of Illinois at Chicago: A Struggle of the 1950s and 1960s.” Chicago History 9, no. 4 (1980-1): 219-233. Call # Local History Ref F548.1.C465 (second floor open shelf).

Reed, Christopher Robert. “Beyond Chicago’s Black Metropolis: A History of the West Side’s First Century, 1837-1940.” Journal of the Illinois State Historical Society 92, no. 2 (1999): 119-49. Call #: F896.444.

Samek, Susan. “Rooting, Uprooting: The West Side.” Chicago History 27, no. 2 (1998): 26-41. Call # Local History Ref F548.1.C465 (second floor open shelf).

Schwartz, Steven M. “Strong Medicine.” Chicago History 28, no. 1 (1999): 4-26. Call # Local History Ref F548.1.C465 (second floor open shelf).

Skerrett, Ellen. “The Irish of Chicago’s Hull-House Neighborhood.” Chicago History 30, no. 1 (2001): 22-63. Call # Local History Ref F548.1.C465 (second floor open shelf).

Vecoli, Rudolph J. “The Formation of Chicago’s ‘Little Italies.’” Journal of American Ethnic History 2, no. 2 (1983): 5:20. Call #: E184.A1 J66.

Walker, Natalie. ” Chicago Housing Conditions X: Greeks and Italians in the Neighborhood of Hull House.” The American Journal of Sociology 21, no. 3. (Nov. 1915): 285-316. Call # H 07 .033. Also available in the library through JSTOR.

West [Near West] Side Community Collection. Online finding aid to manuscript collection at the Chicago Public Library.

Norwood Park and Edison Park

Lunde, Anne. Loving Hands and Kind Hearts: One Hundred Years of the Norwegian Old People’s Home and Society and the Norwood Park Home. Chicago: Norwood Park Home, 1995. Call # HV1471.C5 L8.

School, Edward T. Seven Miles of Ideal Living. Berwyn, Ill.: Norman King Co., Inc., 1957. Call # F548.68.E35 S36.

Pilsen

Adelman, Willliam J. Pilsen and the West Side. Chicago: Illinois Labor History Society, Ralph Helstein Fund for Education in Labor History, 1983. Call # folio F548.68.P5 A3.

Huss, John. What I Found in Pilsen. Chicago: Chicago City Missionary Society, 1890. Call # D 808.166 suppl.2.

Kerr, Louise A. “Chicano settlements in Chicago: A Brief History.” Journal of Ethnic Studies 2, no. 4 (1975): 22-32. Call #: E184.A1 J68.

Lower West Side Community Collection. Online finding aid to manuscript collection at the Chicago Public Library. Includes material from Pilsen and Heart of Chicago.

Pugh, Ralph. “Pilsen/Little Village.” Chicago History 26, no. 1 (1997): 40-61. Call # Local History Ref F548.1.C465 (second floor open shelf).

Pullman (See also Burnside, Hyde Park)

Bach, Ira J. “Pullman: A Town Reborn.” Chicago History 4, no. 2 (1975): 44-53. Call # Local History Ref F548.1.C465 (second floor open shelf).

Beberdick, Frank H. Catalog of the Archives of the Historic Pullman Foundation. Chicago: F.H. Beberdick, 1999. Special Collections Reference fourth floor. Call # Case Ref F549.P97 B43.

Briggs, Martha. Guide to the Pullman Company Archives. Chicago: Newberry Library, 1995. Call # Ref CD3209. C5 B754. Also available online.

Chicago Federation of Labor. Labor & Pullman, 1884-1994. Chicago: Chicago Federation of Labor, 1994. Call # folio HD8085.C5 P84.

Historic Pullman Collection. Online finding aid to manuscript collection at the Chicago Public Library.

Laurie, Clayton D. “Antilabor Mercenaries or Defenders of Public Order?” Chicago History 20, nos. 3 and 4 (1991-2): 4-32. Call # Local History Ref F548.1.C465 (second floor open shelf).

Leavitt, Fred. Pullman, Portrait of a Landmark Community: a Photographic Essay. Chicago : Historic Pullman Foundation, 1981. Call # F549.P97 L4 1981.

Lee, Matthew C. “Onward Christian Soldiers: The Social Gospel and the Pullman Strike.” Chicago History 20, nos. 1 and 2 (1991): 4-21. Call # Local History Ref F548.1.C465 (second floor open shelf).

National Museum of American History: Division of Transportation. Pullman Photographic Collection. Washington, D. C.: Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of American History, Division of Transportation, 1990. Special Collections Reference fourth floor. Call # TF455.N38 1990.

Petraitis, Paul W. “Henry Ralph Koopman II: The Life and Times of a Neighborhood Photographer.” Chicago History 7, no. 3 (1978): 161-77. Call # Local History Ref F548.1.C465 (second floor open shelf).

Pullman’s Palace Car Company, Secretary, Town of Pullman Scrapbooks, 1883-1890. Special Collections fourth floor. Call # Case Pullman 12/00/02.

Smith, Carl S. Urban Disorder and the Shape of Belief: the Great Chicago Fire, the Haymarket Bomb, and the Model Town of Pullman. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1995. Call # HN80.C5 S57.

Ravenswood (See Lake View)

Rogers Park

Clark, Emily. “Rogers Park/West Ridge.” Chicago History 24, no. 3 (1995): 42-51. Call # Local History Ref F548.1.C465 (second floor open shelf).

Samors, Neal. Chicago’s Far North Side: An Illustrated History of Rogers Park and West Ridge. [Chicago, Ill.]: Rogers Park/West Ridge Historical Society, 2000. Call # Chicago Browsing F 548.68 .R64 C53 2000.

Ultra Local Geography. Chicago, Il: L. Shure, 2003-. Call # folio F548.68.R64 .S58.

Roseland

Helge, Jan, ed. The Greater Roseland Area of Chicago (Vol. 1). South Holland, Ill.: South Suburban Genealogical and Historical Society, 1990. Call # F548.68.R8 H45.

Helge, Jan. The Greater Roseland Area of Chicago: Newspaper Extracts 1882–1894 (Vol. 4). South Holland, Ill.: South Suburban Genealogical and Historical Society, 1992. Call # F548.68.R8 H46.

Helge, Jan and Malak, Paula, eds. The Greater Roseland Area of Chicago: Schools (Vol. 5). South Holland, Ill.: South Suburban Genealogical and Historical Society, 1994. Call # F548.68.R8 G7.

Bach, Ira J. “Pullman: A Town Reborn.” Chicago History 4, no. 2 (1975): 51-53. Call # Local History Ref F548.1.C465 (second floor open shelf).

Petraitis, Paul W. “Henry Ralph Koopman II: The Life and Times of a Neighborhood Photographer.” Chicago History 7, no. 3 (1978): 161-77. Call # Local History Ref F548.1.C465 (second floor open shelf).

South Chicago

Branch, Edgar M. Studs Lonigan’s Neighborhood and the Making of James T. Farrell. Newton, Mass.: Arts End Books, 1996. Call # folio PS3511.A738 Z64.

Breckinridge, Sophonisba P. and Edith Abbott. “Chicago Housing Conditions, V: South Chicago at the Gates of the Steel Mills.” The American Journal of Sociology 17, no. 2. (Sep. 1911): 145-176. Call # H07.033. Also available in the library through JSTOR.

The Chicago Public Library has two manuscript collections related to the South Chicago neighborhood. The links below will lead you to finding aids for these collections:

South Chicago Community Collection

South Chicago Community Newspapers Collection

Janik, Phillip F. and Phyllis Janik. “Looking Backward: From ‘The Bush’ to the Open Hearth.” Chicago History 10, no. 1 (1981): 49-56. Call # Local History Ref F548.1.C465 (second floor open shelf).

Will, Maureen O’Brien. “Bessemer Park.” Chicago History 19, nos. 1 and 2 (1990): 52-69. Call # Local History Ref F548.1.C465 (second floor open shelf).

South Shore

Celander, Charles. Chicago’s South Shore. Chicago: Arcadia Publishing, 1999. Call # Local History Ref F548.68.S7 C45 (second floor open shelf).

The Chicago Public Library has several manuscript collections related to the South Shore neighborhood. The links below will lead you to finding aids for these collections:

South Shore Community Collection

South Shore Historical Society Records

South Shore Newspapers Collection

Krueger, William M. Chicago’s South Shore Country Club. Chicago: Arcadia, 2001. Call # Local History Ref F548.68.S7 K74 (second floor open shelf).

Cookman, Aubrey O. “Chicago’s Exclusive Playground: The South Shore Country Club.” Chicago History 5, no. 2 (1978): 66-75. Call # Local History Ref F548.1.C465 (second floor open shelf).

Streeterville

Edwards, Mrs. L (?) “My Twenty Year’s Experience in Streeterville District of Lake Michigan Chicago.” [194-?]. Call # F 8962.255.

Stamper, John W. “Shaping Chicago’s Shoreline.” Chicago History 14, no. 4 (1985-6): 44-55. Call # Local History Ref F548.1.C465 (second floor open shelf).

Streeterville Collection. Online finding aid to manuscript collection at the Chicago Public Library.

Tessendorf, K.C. “Captain Streeter’s District of Lake Michigan.” Chicago History 5, No. 3 (1976): 152-60. Call # Local History Ref F548.1.C465 (second floor open shelf).

Uptown

Gitlin, Todd. Uptown: Poor Whites in Chicago. New York: Harper & Row, 1970. Call # HV4046.C36 G53.

Alter, Peter T. “Chicago’s Global Communities.” Chicago History 31, no. 3 (2003): 42-49. Call # Local History Ref F548.1.C465 (second floor open shelf).

Santoli, Al. “The Ngyuen Family.” Chicago History 23, No. 3 (1994-5): 22-35. Call # Local History Ref F548.1.C465 (second floor open shelf).

Washington Park

Fanning, Charles, and Ellen Skerrett. “James T. Farrell and Washington Park: The Novel as Social History.” Chicago History 8, no. 2 (1979): 80-91. Call # Local History Ref F548.1.C465 (second floor open shelf).

West Town

West Town Community Collection. Online finding aid to manuscript collection at the Chicago Public Library.

Wicker Park

Coorens, Elaine A. Wicker Park from 1673 through 1929. Chicago: Old Wicker Park Committee, 2003. Call # F548.68.W52 C66 2003.

Lloyd, Richard D. Neo-Bohemia: Art and Commerce in the Post-Industrial City. New York: Routledge, 2006. Call # HQ2044.U6 L56 2006.

Woodlawn

Bragdon, Marion, comp. Early History Woodlawn. 1941. Call # F8962.108.

The Chicago Public Library has several manuscript collections related to the Woodlawn neighborhood. The links below will lead you to finding aids for these collections:

Historical Society of Woodlawn Records

United Woodlawn, Inc. Records

Woodlawn Block Club Council Papers

Woodlawn Community Collection

Woodlawn Woman’s Club Records