Near North Side

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This community area includes all or part of the following neighborhoods:Viagra Triangle, Streeterville, State Parkway, River West, River North, Old Town, Near North Side, Magnificent Mile, Goose Island Gold Coast Dearborn Parkway Cabrini Green 

Beijbom, Ulf. "Chicago's 'Swede Town'-Gone But Not Forgotten."
Swedish Pioneer Historical Quarterly 1964 15(4):144-158.
Call No. F8398.856.

Bales, Richard. Cap
Website about George Streeter and Streeterville.

Baugher, Shirley. Our Old Town.
Chicago: Old Town Triangle Association, 2001.
Call No. Local History Ref F548.68.O4 B38 2001.

Edwards, Mrs. L (?), My Twenty Year’s Experience in Streeterville District of Lake Michigan Chicago.
Call No. F 8962.255.

Gazell, James Albert. "The High Noon of Chicago's Bohemias."
Journal of the Illinois State Historical Society 1972 65(1):54-68.
Call No. F896.444 1910-1930.

"Goose Island." Illustrated essay in Electronic Encyclopedia of Chicago History.

Hilliard, Celia. "'Rent Reasonable to Right Parties': Gold Coast Apartment Buildings 1906-1929."
Chicago History Vol. 8, No. 2 (1979): 66-77.
Call No. Local History Ref F548.1.C465 (2nd floor open shelf).

Norton, Grace Peloubet. "Chicago Housing Conditions, VII: Two Italian Districts"
The American Journal of Sociology Vol. 18, No. 4. (Jan., 1913), pp. 509-542.
Call No. H 07. 033. Also available in the library through JSTOR.

Seligman, Amanda. “Near North Side” in The Electronic Encyclopedia of Chicago.

Stamper, John W. "Making the Mile Magnificent."
Chicago History Vol. 30, No. 2 (2001): 5-36.
Call No. Local History Ref F548.1.C465 (2nd floor open shelf).

Stamper, John W. "Shaping Chicago's Shoreline."
Chicago History Vol. 14, No. 4 (1985-6): 44-55.
Call No. Local History Ref F548.1.C465 (2nd floor open shelf).

Streeterville Collection. Online finding aid to manuscript collection at the Chicago Public Library.

Tessendorf, K.C. "Captain Streeter's District of Lake Michigan."
Chicago History Vol. 5, No. 3 (1976): 152-160.
Call No. Local History Ref F548.1.C465 (2nd floor open shelf).

Vecoli, Rudolph J. "The Formation of Chicago's 'Little Italies."
Journal of American Ethnic History 1983 2(2): 5:20.
Call No. E184.A1 J66.

Winslow, Charles S. Historic Goose Island.
Chicago, 1938.
Call No. F 8962 .974.

Zorbaugh, Harvey W. The Gold Coast and the Slum: A Sociological Study of Chicago's Near North Side.
Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1983.
Call No. HN80.C5 Z67.

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