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Latest Chicago Loop News

State Street In Downtown Chicago, Illinois, Part Of What Is Known As The “Loop”, 10/1973
Chicago Loop
Image by The U.S. National Archives
Original Caption: State Street In Downtown Chicago, Illinois, Part Of What Is Known As The "Loop". It Is A Typical Scene Of Office Workers, Shoppers And Visitors In The Heart Of The City. This Is One Of The Main Streets In The City, Dividing It East And West. Many Of Chicago’s Famous Shops Are Located On It Such As Marshall Fields Co. And Goldblatts, 10/1973

U.S. National Archives’ Local Identifier: 412-DA-13747

Photographer: White, John H, 1945-

Subjects:
African-American
Chicago (Cook county, Illinois, United States)
Environmental Protection Agency
Project DOCUMERICA

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Repository: Still Picture Records Section, Special Media Archives Services Division (NWCS-S), National Archives at College Park, 8601 Adelphi Road, College Park, MD, 20740-6001.

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Latest Chicago Loop News

Black Children Play Outside The Ida B. Wells Homes, One Of Chicago’s Oldest Housing Projects, 05/1973
Chicago Loop
Image by The U.S. National Archives
Original Caption: Black Children Play Outside The Ida B. Wells Homes, One Of Chicago’s Oldest Housing Projects. Located On The South Side There Are 1,652 Apartments Housing 5,920 Persons In 124 Buildings. In The City Vast Portions Of The New "loop" And Lakeshore Areas On The South Side Have Been Systematically Vacated As A Result Of Fires Vandalism Or Failure By Owners To Provide Basic Tenant Services Then They Are Razed And Replaced With High Rent Highrise Buildings, 05/1973

U.S. National Archives’ Local Identifier: 412-DA-13707

Photographer: White, John H, 1945-

Subjects:
African-American
Chicago (Cook county, Illinois, United States)
Environmental Protection Agency
Project DOCUMERICA

Persistent URL: arcweb.archives.gov/arc/action/ExternalIdSearch?id=556159

Repository: Still Picture Records Section, Special Media Archives Services Division (NWCS-S), National Archives at College Park, 8601 Adelphi Road, College Park, MD, 20740-6001.

For information about ordering reproductions of photographs held by the Still Picture Unit, visit: www.archives.gov/research/order/still-pictures.html

Reproductions may be ordered via an independent vendor. NARA maintains a list of vendors at www.archives.gov/research/order/vendors-photos-maps-dc.html

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Latest Chicago Loop News

Construction Workers Silhouetted Against A Bright October Sun In South Side Chicago, 10/1973
Chicago Loop
Image by The U.S. National Archives
Original Caption: Construction Workers Silhouetted Against A Bright October Sun In South Side Chicago. Some Blacks Charge That Areas Of The New "loop" And On The South Side Have Been Systematically Vacated As A Result Of Fires, Vandalism Or Failure By Building Owners To Provide Basic Services To Tenants. And That The New Apartment Units Are Expensive, Appealing Only To A Small Percentage Of The Black Community And Almost None Of The Area’s Previous Residents, 10/1973

U.S. National Archives’ Local Identifier: 412-DA-13733

Photographer: White, John H, 1945-

Subjects:
African-American
Chicago (Cook county, Illinois, United States)
Environmental Protection Agency
Project DOCUMERICA

Persistent URL: arcweb.archives.gov/arc/action/ExternalIdSearch?id=556185

Repository: Still Picture Records Section, Special Media Archives Services Division (NWCS-S), National Archives at College Park, 8601 Adelphi Road, College Park, MD, 20740-6001.

For information about ordering reproductions of photographs held by the Still Picture Unit, visit: www.archives.gov/research/order/still-pictures.html

Reproductions may be ordered via an independent vendor. NARA maintains a list of vendors at www.archives.gov/research/order/vendors-photos-maps-dc.html

Access Restrictions: Unrestricted
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Latest Chicago Loop News

Black Construction Worker In South Side Chicago, 10/1973
Chicago Loop
Image by The U.S. National Archives
Original Caption: Black Construction Worker In South Side Chicago. Some Blacks Charge That Areas Of The New "Loop" And On The South Side Have Been Systematically Vacated As A Result Of Fires, Vandalism Or Failure By Building Owners To Provide Basic Services To Tenants. And That The New Apartment Units Are Expensive, Appealing Only To A Small Percentage Of The Black Community And Almost None Of The Area’s Previous Residents, 10/1973

U.S. National Archives’ Local Identifier: 412-DA-13734

Photographer: White, John H, 1945-

Subjects:
African-American
Chicago (Cook county, Illinois, United States)
Environmental Protection Agency
Project DOCUMERICA

Persistent URL: arcweb.archives.gov/arc/action/ExternalIdSearch?id=556186

Repository: Still Picture Records Section, Special Media Archives Services Division (NWCS-S), National Archives at College Park, 8601 Adelphi Road, College Park, MD, 20740-6001.

For information about ordering reproductions of photographs held by the Still Picture Unit, visit: www.archives.gov/research/order/still-pictures.html

Reproductions may be ordered via an independent vendor. NARA maintains a list of vendors at www.archives.gov/research/order/vendors-photos-maps-dc.html

Access Restrictions: Unrestricted
Use Restrictions: Unrestricted

Latest Chicago Near North Side News

Image from page 152 of “Chicago” (1917)
Chicago Near North Side
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Identifier: chicago00chatrich
Title: Chicago
Year: 1917 (1910s)
Authors: Chatfield-Taylor, H. C. (Hobart Chatfield), 1865-1945 Hornby, Lester George, b. 1882, ill
Subjects: Chicago (Ill.) — Description and travel Chicago (Ill.) — History
Publisher: Boston New York : Houghton Mifflin Co.

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d thesettlement worker. Within its area livesalmost one half of Chicagos population;yet scarcely more than a fifth of its in-habitants are of American-born parent-age. Counting those who were immi-grants themselves, or whose parents wereborn in a foreign land, the West Sidecontains a German city as large as Danzig,a Polish city the size of Posen, and a Bo-hemian city the size of Pilsen. It harbors,too, more men, women, and children ofRussian birth or parentage than are to befound in Nizhni-Novgorod, together withas many Italians as there are in Pisa, andas many Swedes as live in Helsingborg. 6S Chicago of Norwegians there are probably asmany as inhabit Trondhjem, and of theIrish more than the city of Londonderryhouses. Some thirty languages, moreover,are spoken in this vast melting-pot, wherescarcely more than a generation ago thecustoms, speech, and traditions of NewEngland were so firmly planted that theyseemed ineradicable. Michigan Boulevard at the Art Institute IV. The South Side

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IVTHE SOUTH SIDE ALTHOUGH the North Side is nowtheir abiding-place, many of ourfirst families lived until a decade or soago in houses of the South Side, whichhave either been altered into automobileshow-rooms, or display in their dingy win-dows the sign Rooms and Board. Theencroachments of business, however, ratherthan any fickleness on the part of its in-habitants, have altered the character ofthis once fair portion of the city, many aloyal South-Sider having dwelt in his oldhome near the lake until his light andair were diminished by giant buildings, orrouged denizens of the underworld be-came his neighbors. Only Hyde Park, a quondam suburb,has been able to withstand the incursions 69 Chicago of both industry and infamy. Being themost American portion of the city, it hasfought, back to the wall, with New Eng-land weapons, protective associations andlaw and order leagues having thus far pre-served its upright character. Containingthe only dry district in an otherwisewet town, Hyde Pa

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