Avondale and Chicagos Polish Village (Images of America: Illinois) Jacob Kaplan

ISBN: 9781467111188

Published: July 21st 2014

Paperback

128 pages


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Avondale and Chicagos Polish Village (Images of America: Illinois)  by  Jacob Kaplan

Avondale and Chicagos Polish Village (Images of America: Illinois) by Jacob Kaplan
July 21st 2014 | Paperback | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, talking book, mp3, RTF | 128 pages | ISBN: 9781467111188 | 7.42 Mb

Home to Chicagos 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 Chicagos PolishMoreHome to Chicagos 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 Chicagos 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 Chicagos Polish community, playing a crucial role in Polands 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.



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