Chicago's South Shore

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Discover the many faces, places and events that marked the evolution of Chicago's South Shore from Hyde Park to Jeffery Manor and South Chicago. Chicago's South Shore has a mature, urban nature that disguises its evolution from marshland to farmland, and from suburb to city neighborhood. Located between Jackson Park and 79th Street, and from Lake Michigan to Stony Island, the marshland of the 1800s was first settled by German and Scandinavian truck and flower farmers. Beginning in the 1890s, the Illinois Central Railroad Electric Line expanded into what was largely undeveloped farmland, setting the stage for 100 years of development and demographic change. German, Swedish, Irish and African-American families are just a fraction of the many groups who have called South Shore home. Today, largely through the redevelopment efforts of South Shore Bank, the neighborhood promises to build on its glorious past and play a vital role in Chicago's future.
ISBN: 9780738503455
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: Illinois
Series: Images of America
Images: 200
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
Beginning in 1951, and for the following 20 years, Hugh Celander ran a family-owned photography business in Chicago's South Shore neighborhood, a vantage point from which he documented the lives and times of a changing city. From his restoration work on historic images, to his own efforts at documenting the area, these collected moments from the history of what was an early Chicago “suburb” appear frozen in time. Join Charles Celander as he guides this visual tour of his father's photographs illustrating the history of Chicago's South Shore.
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