Chicago's Southeast Side Revisited by Rod Sellers download in iPad, pdf, ePub
It has a higher ratio of single-family homes and larger sections zoned for industry than the North or West Sides. Hyde Park has several middle-income co-ops and other South Side regions have limited equity subsidized, price-controlled co-ops. Patrick's Day parade in the Loop. The East Side, until recently, was socially and economically dominated by the Calumet River and the jobs it supported. The Black Belt arose from discriminatory real estate practices by whites against blacks and other racial groups.
Within these townships many had made speculative bets on future prosperity. Among the largest were the Robert Taylor Homes.
Several settlements surrounding Chicago incorporated as townships to better serve their residents. Chinatown is located on the South Side and has seen a surge in growth. This ranks in the middle of Chicago community areas. However, in the s gangs returned to violence and the drug trade.
Especially after unionization, the neighborhood became a stronghold of the Chicago Democratic Party machine of Mayor Richard J. Mid-century industrial restructuring in meat packing and the steel industry cost many jobs. It has become an increasingly popular destination for both tourists and locals alike and is a cornerstone of the city's Chinese community.
Some other neighborhoods stayed relatively safe for a big city. The community got its name from the river because it was on its east bank.
In the s, the East Side was divided in two by the Chicago Skyway. These continued to be built in the working-class South Side into the s. Most of the neighborhood was built north of th Street by the s, with expansion to the south occurring in the s and s as new industries opened up along the nearby Calumet River.
By the s, gangs such as the Vice Lords began to improve their public image, shifting from criminal ventures to operating social programs funded by government and private grants. During the s and s, housing cases on the South Side such as Hansberry v. Many of the neighborhood's residents in this period were families of Slovenia, Croatian and Serbian heritage, who had emigrated from Europe to work in the steel mills and take related jobs. Growth and prosperity overburdened many local government systems.
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