January 15, 2011

Housing and Back Porches in Uptown Chicago, 1970s

Another photo from the National Archives.

Housing and Back Porches in the Inner City of Uptown Chicago, Illinois 08/1974

Original Caption: Housing and Back Porches in the Inner City of Uptown Chicago, Illinois, a Neighborhood of Poor White Southerners. The Inner City Today Is an Absolute Contradiction the Main Stream America of Gas Stations, Expressways, Shopping Centers and Tract Homes. It Is Populated by Blacks, Latins and the White Poor. Some of the Best American Architecture Survives in Her "Worst" Neighborhoods 08/1974

U.S. National Archives’ Local Identifier: 412-DA-13499

Photographer: Lyon, Danny, 1942-


Anonymous said...

If I had to guess where this was it would be the alley between Winnemac and Carmen in the large apt. building right next to Glenwood on the Winnemac side of the street. Very similar angles at least.

Joanne said...

Thanks, I've been trying to figure that one out.

Anonymous said...

This photo has to be one of my all time favorites. Back in the
60's my family and I lived in an apartment building similar to the ones shown in the photo...right off of Sheridan and Foster. The picture brought back many happy memories.....back then I did not even know that we were poor.

Joanne said...

I originally spotted this on Flickr: http://www.flickr.com/photos/usnationalarchives/3888335514/

They have links on where to order reproductions, for anyone who is interested.


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