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Avondale and Chicago's Polish Village: Images of America
Home to Chicago's Polish Village, impressive examples of sacred and industrial architecture, and the legendary Olson Waterfall, Avondale is often tagged as "the neighborhood that built Chicago." Images of America: Avondale and Chicago's Polish Village she


 
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Home to Chicago's Polish Village, impressive examples of sacred and
industrial architecture, and the legendary Olson Waterfall, Avondale is
often tagged as "the neighborhood that built Chicago." Images of
America: Avondale and Chicago's Polish Village sheds light on the little
known history of the community, including its fascinating industrial
past. From its beginnings as a sleepy subdivision started by a Michigan
senator, it became a cultural mecca for Chicago's Polish community,
playing a crucial role in Poland's struggles for independence. Other
people also called Avondale home, such as Scottish proprietors, African
American freedmen, Irish activists, Swedish shopkeepers, German
tradesmen, Jewish merchants, Filipino laborers, and Italian
entrepreneurs; a diversity further enriched as many from the former
Soviet Bloc and Latin America settled here. As in other Chicago
neighborhoods, change is the one constant, as the arts have brought a
renaissance to this working-class corner of the city.
Features
  • Softcover
  • 128 pages
  • 212 black and white photographs
  • Size 6.5" x 9.25" 16.5cm x 23.5cm


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