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This community area includes all or part of the following neighborhoods: The Loop, South Loop, Printer's Row, New Eastside

Chicago Herald. Chicago as it Happened in 1858.
Call No. 5A 5283.

Cudahy, Brian J. "Chicago's Early Elevated Lines and the Construction of the Union Loop."
Chicago History Vol. 8, No. 4 (1979-80): 194-205.
Call No. Local History Ref F548.1.C465 (2nd floor open shelf).

Danzer, Gerald A. “The Loop” in The Electronic Encyclopedia of Chicago.

Holt, Glen E. and Pacyga, Dominic A. Chicago, a Historical Guide to the Neighborhoods: The Loop and South Side.
Chicago: Chicago Historical Society, 1979.
Call No. F548.68.A1 H64.

Lewis, Arnold. An Early Encounter with Tomorrow: Europeans, Chicago’s Loop, and the World’s Columbian Exposition.
Urbana, Ill.: University of Illinois Press, 1997.
Call No. NA735.C4 L49.

Mack, Edwin F. Old Monroe Street.
Chicago: Central Trust Company, 1914.
Call No. F8962.536.
Also available online through Google Books.

Pugh, Ralph. "Chicago's Theatre."
Chicago History Vol. 30, No. 2 (2001): 37-59.
Call No. Local History Ref F548.1.C465 (2nd floor open shelf).

Randall, Frank. History of the Development of Building Construction in Chicago.
Urbana, Ill.: University of Illinois Press,1999.
Call No. Local History Ref TH25.C4 R35 (2nd floor open shelf).

WPA Land Use Maps of the Loop, 1939-1941. Part of the Chicago Imagebase Project of the University of Illinois-Chicago.

Images of the people and places in this neighborhood from the CARLI digital collections.