Images of America

Maritime Chicago

Catalog Number: 
Book, Karamanski, Theodore
Date: 
2000
Edition: 
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Abstract: 
maritime Chicago is a history of boats and shipping in Chicago.
Language: 
English
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ISSN/ISBN: 
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
Volume: 
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Abstract: 
A local history of Bloomingdale, Illinois illustrated through black and white photojournalism.
Language: 
English
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ISSN/ISBN: 
978-0-7385-5198-2
Format: 
Item Donor: 
Chicago Publishers Gallery

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
Notes: 
Abstract from the Back cover
Series Title: 
Publisher: 
ISSN/ISBN: 
9780738518800
Format: 
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
Edition: 
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Abstract: 
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)
Language: 
English
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ISSN/ISBN: 
100738560154
Publisher: 
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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
Notes: 
Abstract taken from back cover.
Format: 
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ISSN/ISBN: 
0738531650
Item Donor: 
Chicago Publishers Gallery

Joliet

Location

Joliet, IL
United States
US
Catalog Number: 
Book, Belden David A.
Date: 
2006
Abstract: 
Joliet once was a lush prairie bordered with scenic bluffs along the Des Plaines River. In the late 19th century, settlers and a large influx of Eastern European immigrants arrived, transforming the area into into a bustling industrial community of steel, limestone, manufacturing, and transportation. In the 20th century, Joliet transformed itself from an industrial hub to a destination of entertainment and tourism. Tourism thrives as people visit the National Hot Rod Association drag strip, NASCAR track, two casinos, the JackHammers minor-league baseball team and baseball stadium, a water park, the historical museum, and library. 'Joliet' depicts the rich cultural heritage impressed on the city and shows how the people lived and worked together, earning Joliet the title of All-American City in 1955 by the National Municipal League and 'Look' magazine."
Language: 
English
Notes: 
Abstract taken from back cover.
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Contributors: 
ISSN/ISBN: 
0738540420
Format: 
Item Donor: 
Chicago Publishers Gallery

Lyons

Location

60534 Lyons, IL
United States
US
Catalog Number: 
Book, Athitakis, Mark
Date: 
2006
Abstract: 
"Despite its modest size, the village of Lyons has played a key role in the growth of nearby Chicago. In 1673, French explorers Fr. Jacques Marquette and Louis Joliet learned of a Native American portage route connecting the Mississippi River and Lake Michigan, and that path helped make Lyons an important stop for fur traders and other businessmen throughout the 18th and early 19th centuries. In 1834, the town boasted just 'a saw mill, three houses and a tavern,' but by the 1830s and 1840s, with construction of the Illinois and Michigan Canal, Lyons became a boomtown that attracted waves of immigrants from Poland and Germany. Its numerous taverns and outdoor picnics - known as 'skillies' - attracted visitors from throughout the area, who also came to sites like the Cream City Amusement Park and the Hofmann Tower, now a national historic landmark. 'Lyons,' featuring many archival photographs never previously published, explores the town's rich history from its early exploration to the present day."
Language: 
English
Notes: 
Abstract taken from back cover.
Series Title: 
Publisher: 
Contributors: 
ISSN/ISBN: 
0738540404
Format: 
Item Donor: 
Chicago Publishers Gallery

Grayslake and Avon Township

Location

60030 Grayslake, IL
United States
US
Catalog Number: 
Book, Renehan, Charlotte K.
Date: 
2007
Abstract: 
"Starting in 1836, permanent settlers came into the area to be known as Avon Township. They found fertile prairie, groves of virgin timber, and pristine lakes, and they broke the soil and tilled the ground to make a subsistence living. The coming of two railroads promoted the growth of villages and made it easy for city people to come and enjoy the recreational activities offered by the lakes. These people soon stayed and the farmland began disappearing. Today Avon Township is home to several incorporated villages, the Lake County Fair, the College of Lake County, and the University Center of Lake County."
Language: 
English
Notes: 
Abstract taken from back cover.
Series Title: 
Publisher: 
Contributors: 
ISSN/ISBN: 
9780738550978
Format: 
Item Donor: 
Chicago Publishers Gallery

Franklin Park

Location

Franklin Park, IL
United States
US
Catalog Number: 
Book, Pritchett, Daniel B.
Date: 
2007
Abstract: 
"The Treaty of Prairie du Chein, which relocated the Potawatomi Indians and other local tribes west of the Mississippi River, created opportunities for settlement along the Des Plaines River. Several families began to farm on land that they purchased from Claude La Framboise, Alexander Robinson, and the State of Illinois. The totality of this land extended from Irving Park Road to Grand Avenue and the west to Mannheim Road. The confluence of the first two railroads constructed in this area after the Civil War attracted a developer named Lesser Franklin. The German immigrant purchased and subdivided four farms and subsequently began the configuration of a village. Franklin Park was incorporated in 1892. The succeeding 50 years, showcased by two world wars and the Great Depression, shaped this town into the fourth-largest industrial community in Illinois, a title it holds to this day."
Language: 
English
Notes: 
Abstract taken from the back cover.
Series Title: 
Publisher: 
ISSN/ISBN: 
0738541354
Format: 
Item Donor: 
Chicago Publishers Gallery

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