Arcadia Publishing

The Chicago "L"

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book, Borzo, Greg
Date: 
2007
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Discover the world-famous Chicago “L”—in all its grit and glory. The thundering “L” is one of Chicago's most enduring icons. Operating 247 since 1892, it is not only an antique but a working antique. More than 10 billion people have ridden the “L,” which now carries half a million people a day over 222 miles of track. The heavy, rumbling “L” has a light side too. It is sought out by tourists, featured in major motion pictures, enjoyed by wideeyed kids, photographed by admirers, and studied by historians. Meanwhile, both the Smithsonian Institution and the Chicago History Museum have recently enshrined Chicago “L” cars as the showpiece of major permanent exhibits. The Chicago “L” shows how the early “L” lines helped to build Chicago as well as how today's “L” helps to revitalize neighborhoods and tie the city together. Over the past 100 years, the “L” has survived numerous attempts to tear it down. Today its future is secure. New services are being added and new lines planned. This educating and entertaining book brings the tenacious “L” to life.
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English
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9780738551005
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Item Donor: 
William Lavalie

Maritime Chicago

Catalog Number: 
Book, Karamanski, Theodore
Date: 
2000
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maritime Chicago is a history of boats and shipping in Chicago.
Language: 
English
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073850761X
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Item Donor: 
William Lavalie

Images of America: Downers Grove Revisited

Location

60515 Downers Grove
United States
US
Catalog Number: 
Book, Dunham, Montrew
Date: 
2003
Abstract: 
The local history of Downers Grove, IL, a suburb of Chicago.
Language: 
English
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ISSN/ISBN: 
9780738531953
Website: 

Www.arcadiapublishing.com

Item Donor: 
Chicago Publishers Gallery

Images of America

Location

60108 Bloomingdale
United States
US
Catalog Number: 
Book, Erickson
Date: 
2008
Edition: 
Bloomingdale
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A local history of Bloomingdale, Illinois illustrated through black and white photojournalism.
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English
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978-0-7385-5198-2
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Item Donor: 
Chicago Publishers Gallery

Geneva in Vintage Postcards

Location

3047 N Lincoln Ave # 410
Chicago
United States
41° 56' 14.9568" N, 87° 39' 54.864" W
US
Catalog Number: 
Book, John Laukaitis
Date: 
2004
Edition: 
First
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Abstract: 
(Taken From Back Cover) Geneva in Vintage Postcards opens a window into the past, allowing us to experience what this community most wanted to present to others and what visitors most wanted to present to others and what visitors most wanted to share with their families and friends.
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English
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9780738533476
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Filipinos in Chicago

Location

5472 S. Dorchester Ave
60615 Chicago
United States
US
Catalog Number: 
Book, Alamar, Estrella Ravelo
Date: 
2001
Abstract: 
The pictorial history of Filipino immigration to Chicago. These pages bring to life the people, events, and industries that helped to shape and transform the Filipino community of Chicago.
Language: 
English
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Abstract from the Back cover
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ISSN/ISBN: 
9780738518800
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Website: 

Filipino American Historical Society of Chicago - www.fahschicago.org
Arcadia Publishing - www.arcadiapublishing.com

Item Donor: 
Regina Smith

Chicago's Jewish West Side

Location

3500 W. Douglas Blvd (former site of the Jewish People's Institute)
IL Chicago
United States
41° 51' 46.1952" N, 87° 42' 46.2744" W
US
Catalog Number: 
book, Chicago's Jewish West Side
Date: 
2009
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For nearly half a century, the greater Lawndale area was the vibrant, spirited center of Jewish life in Chicago. It contained almost 40 percent of the city's entire Jewish population with over 70 synagogues and numerous active Jewish organizations and institutions, such as the Jewish People's Institute, the Hebrew Theological College, and Mount Sinai Hospital. Its residents included "King of Swing" Benny Goodman, Israeli prime minister Golda Meir, journalists Irv Kupcinet and Meyer Levin, federal judge Abraham Lincoln Marovitz, civil rights attorney Elmer Gertz, Eli's Cheesecake founder Eli Shulman, and comedian Shelley Berman. Many of the selected images come from the author's extensive collection. This book will bring back memories for those who lived there and retell the story of Jewish life on the West Side for those who did not. No matter where the scattered Jews of Chicago live now, many can trace their roots to this "Jerusalem of Chicago." (via: https://www.arcadiapublishing.com/9780738560151/Chicagos-Jewish-West-Side)
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English
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ISSN/ISBN: 
100738560154
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Chain O' Lakes

Catalog Number: 
Book, Maston, Wendy
Date: 
2006
Abstract: 
"The Chain O' Lakes region has been one of Chicago's premier vacation spots since the 1880s. The nine major lake basins - Catherine, Channel, Grass, Bluff, Marie, Fox, Nippersink, Petite, and Pistakee - are all connected by the Fox River waterway and have for over 100 years been northern Illinois leading destination for inland boaters, fishermen, picnickers, or those just hoping to relax and play at the beach. Luxurious mansions and swank resorts once dotted the more than 6,000 acres of shoreline. Many are gone today; some remain but have been vastly changed, but none are forgotten. Captured here in over 200 vintage postcards are scenes from the chain's heyday, scenes that will seem at once faraway and familiar to the water-skiers, windsurfers, and other-outdoor recreationists who populate the Chain O' Lakes today."
Language: 
English
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Abstract taken from back cover.
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ISSN/ISBN: 
9780738540399
Item Donor: 
Chicago Publishers Gallery

Lake Bluff

Location

60044 Lake Bluff, IL
United States
US
Catalog Number: 
Book, Jenson, Lyndon
Date: 
2008
Abstract: 
"The shores of Lake Michigan, with towering bluffs and heavily wooded ravines, have attracted many to Lake Bluff during the past two centuries. The Potowatomis were the first to come, using the ravines for their tribal council meetings. The German and Irish came in 1830s, drawn by the cheap land prices. The 1870s brought the Methodists, who, seeing the beauty of the lake and ravines, purchased 200 acres and formed the Lake Bluff Camp Meeting Association. The summer chatauqua brought thousands of visitors every year to its quaint cottages and hotels. It was in Lake Bluff where Frances Willard, president of the Women's Christian Temperance Union, brought together other temperance leaders to form the national Prohibition party, which led to the ill-fated 18th Amendment. In the 20th century, Lake Bluff had retained its charming cottages and tree-lined village streets. It remains today a picturesque and historic northern suburb of Chicago, nestled along the shores of Lake Michigan."
Language: 
English
Notes: 
Abstract from back cover.
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ISSN/ISBN: 
9780738552101
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Item Donor: 
Chicago Publishers Gallery

Mount Prospect

Location

Mount Prospect, IL
United States
US
Date: 
2003
Abstract: 
"In 1874, Ezra Eggleston bought much of the land that is now downtown Mount Prospect and began to plan a village. He named the town after its position on the highest elevation in Cook County and in anticipation of the prospects awaiting future residents. However, the Great Chicago Fire of 1871 and the Panic on 1873 combined to makes sales of new land difficult. Ezra sold his interest in the town, but soon after, people began to build stores and houses. By the 1900s, the area was flourishing. In 1917, Mount Prospect was incorporated. The 20th century has continued to bring great changes and development to the area as it evolved from a modest village to a major suburban community."
Language: 
English
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Abstract taken from back cover.
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ISSN/ISBN: 
0738531650
Item Donor: 
Chicago Publishers Gallery

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