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How “Cabbage Patch” Became Old Town

These days, Old Town is known for its charming restaurants and shops, the country’s most famous training ground for comedians, and a pair of art street fairs in the summer. But in the city’s earliest days, it was known for cabbages. eATLAS has three walking tours centered around Chicago’s Old Town neighborhood: Our free guide […]

October 31, 2022

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Northalsted – the heart of Chicago’s LGBTQ community

In recognition of LGBT History Month, we hope you enjoy this history of Northalsted. This Lakeview neighborhood, known until 2021 as Boystown, has for decades been synonymous with Chicago’s LGBTQ community. eATLAS has a walking tour of Northalsted called Bits of Boystown created by Ronnie Frey. You can purchase it here. In 1997, Mayor Richard […]

October 26, 2022

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The history of Chicago’s Chinatown

Chinatown is one of the richest locations in Chicago. As similar towns in American cities it features oppression and eventually pride in its culture. Chinese migration to the United States began in 1848, landing in San Francisco at the start of the California Gold Rush. Within a few years, a crop failure in southern China […]

October 3, 2022

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From goats to hipsters: the story of Bucktown

These days, Bucktown is one of the city’s hippest places to live, but for most of its history it has been a working-class neighborhood, populated mostly by communities of immigrants. Between Western Ave. and the North Branch of the Chicago River sits the triangle-shaped Bucktown. Although it’s generally mentioned in tandem with its sister neighborhood […]

September 7, 2022

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Pilsen: Where Eastern Europe Meets Mexico

In the center of Pilsen sits Dvorak (Anton) Park. It’s fitting that the Lower West Side neighborhood boasts a tribute to the Bohemia-born composer of the “New World Symphony”. It’s not just because of the number of Bohemians who settled there but also because Pilsen, for most of its history, has been a place for […]

July 28, 2022

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How the neighborhood of Pullman gave birth to Labor Day

Pullman looked idyllic, offered a better standard of living than what employees could have afforded elsewhere. But on the inside, none of the advantages of the model city compensated for the restrictions on the freedom of the workmen, Because of its historical architectural significance, Pullman is ideal for a walking tour. Our Whoa!Guide Colm Ronan […]

July 1, 2022

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