The City of Neighborhoods: Looking at Chicago in the Long Nineteenth Century, Ann Durkin Keating Visiting Scholar in Art History
Feb 19, 2020
141 North Riverside Drive, Iowa City, IA 52246
Bronzeville, Little Village, Kenwood, Humboldt Park, Woodlawn, Pullman, Lincoln Square, and Austin are all neighborhoods in Chicago today. Many have roots in the nineteenth century when Chicago’s population grew from less than 30,000 in 1850 to over 1.5 million people by World War I. This presentation will examine the place of neighborhoods in the evolution of Chicago from Archange Ouilmette’s neighborhood in Indian Country before the 1833 Treaty of Chicago as well as Juliette’s Kinzie’s pre-railroad neighborhood of the 1830s and 1840s on the near north side to the dozens of neighborhoods and suburbs that evolved along the many rail lines running in and out of Chicago by the end of the nineteenth century.
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