Chicago's South Shore evolved from marshland to farmland and from suburb to city neighborhood. Located between Jackson Park and 79th Street, and from Lake Michigan to Stony Island, it was settled in the early 1800s by German and Scandinavian farmers. In the 1890s, the expansion of the Illinois Central Railroad into undeveloped farmland set the stage for one hundred years of development and demographic change. Pictures herein, many taken by a resident photographer, depict faces, places and events that shaped the area's evolution. German, Swedish, Irish and African-American families are but some of the many who have called South Shore home. Today the neighborhood continues to build on its glorious past and play a vital role in Chicago's future.
Softcover, 6 x 9, 128 pgs.