Item #277170 Chicago's Maxwell Street (IL) (Images of America). Lori Grove, Laura Kameduski.

Chicago's Maxwell Street (IL) (Images of America)

Arcadia Publishing, 2002. First Edition. Trade Paperback. Item #277170
ISBN: 0738520292

First edition (first printing). A near fine copy in wrappers (paperback).

Maxwell Street is one of Chicago's oldest, distinct landmarks where a melting pot of nationalities lived. Home to the famous to the Maxwell Street Market, a hub of innovation, where where anything from eggs to shoelaces was sold.

The story of Maxwell street and its market is the story of immigrants and their children, generations of working class people who contributed to the advancement of our nation. The famous area became the "Ellis Island" of the Midwest drawing immigrants from all over the world. It's demise began in the 1950s and 1960s and was completed by the 1990s, but it will live on in many minds as the incubator for business and the electrified Chicago Blues, a starting place for working class immigrants and migrants and as a great streetscape for its shops and outdoor market.

Price: $11.00

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