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Chicago neighborhoods and suburbs : a historical guide

Author: Ann Durkin KeatingMichael H EbnerHenry C BinfordJanice L ReiffSusan E HirschAll authors
Publisher: Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2008. ©2008
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"'Which neighborhood?' It's one of the first questions you're asked when you move to Chicago. And the answer you give -- be it Bucktown, Bronzeville, or Bridgeport -- can give your inquisitor a good idea of who you are, especially in a metropolis with so many different neighborhoods and suburbs to choose from. Many of us know little of the neighborhoods beyond those where we work, play, and live. This is  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Guidebooks
History
Local history
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Ann Durkin Keating; Michael H Ebner; Henry C Binford; Janice L Reiff; Susan E Hirsch; Robert Bruegmann
ISBN: 9780226428833 0226428834
OCLC Number: 225876105
Notes: Derived from: The encyclopedia of Chicago. Chicago : University of Chicago Press, c2004.
Description: ix, 329 pages : illustrations, maps ; 26 cm
Contents: Introduction. Chicago neighborhoods: building blocks of the region / Ann Durkin Keating --
Maps. Chicago's community areas ; Economic origins of metropolitan Chicago's communities ; Land subdivision and urbanization on Chicago's Northwest side ; Chicago-area expressways in 2003 ; Neighborhood change: Prairie Avenue, 1853-2003 ; Chicago's evolving economic geography ; Changing origins of metropolitan Chicago's foreign-born population ; Annexations and additions to the city of Chicago ; Chicago's railroad patterns in 1950 --
The lay of the land. Suburbs and cities as dual metropolis / Michael H. Ebner ; Multicentered Chicago / Henry C. Binford ; Contested spaces / Janice L. Reiff ; Economic geography / Susan E. Hirsch ; Built environment of the Chicago region / Robert Bruegmann --
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Other Titles: Encyclopedia of Chicago.
Responsibility: [edited by] Ann Durkin Keating.
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Charts Chicago's evolution with comprehensive, cross-referenced entries on the seventy-seven community areas, along with many suburbs and neighborhoods, from Albany Park to Zion. This book explores  Read more...

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