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Chicago's Little Village: Lawndale-Crawford (Images of America: Illinois)

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Little Village has been known by several names over the past 140 years, but its rich culture and history have never been forgotten. Situated on Chicago's southwest side, Little Village has gone from real estate promoters Millard and Decker's affluent "suburb" Lawndale to one of the largest Bohemian enclaves in the United States. This vibrant neighborhood is known today as ...more
Paperback, 128 pages
Published April 19th 2010 by Arcadia Publishing
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Oct 05, 2013 Monique rated it it was amazing
Brilliant collection of pictures and facts about Czech immigrants, their families, businesses, jobs, and houses. My Czech ancestors could have easily frequented the stores and taverns pictured in the book.
An overview of this area that went from an affluent development to a Bohemian to a Mexican neighborhood--so many specific buildings and addresses I want to look up and photograph! Wish it'd included photos of Washburne Trade School and Woolworth, both of which I saw before they vanished.
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