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Brighton Park Community Collection, 1927-1992

Most of the material in the Brighton Park Community Collection was created by local historian and reporter, Joseph Hamzik, during the 1960s. Hamzik wrote articles for several community newspapers, including Brighton Park Life, Back of the Yards Journal, Southwest News Herald, and the Bridgeport N...

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Chicago building clearance photographs, 1939-1958

Primarily exterior views of property west, north, and south of the Loop, to be acquired by the City of Chicago in order to be demolished for various expressway and building projects. Most of structures depicted no longer exist. Almost all are in areas now occupied by the Kennedy, Eisenho...

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Joseph Hamzik papers, part 1

A sound recording covering the history of the Brighton Park community of Chicago from 1673 through 1905, written and narrated by Joseph Hamzik; plus a partial transcript of the recording, and various other items concerning Hamzik's efforts to document and publicize the history of Brighton Park.

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Stevenson Expressway construction photographs, [ca. 1960-1964]

Views of sites along the Southwest Expressway in Chicago (Ill.) before and during construction, including areas of residences and commercial buildings along Pulaski Road, Western Avenue, California Avenue, Central Park Avenue, Damen Avenue, and Kedzie Avenue. On Sept. 1, 1965, the highway was ren...

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