Uptown and Andersonville

Chicago, Illinois 60613

Uptown and Andersonville

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"In the 1920s, Uptown was a thriving entertainment district on the North Side. It was often compared to New York City, and just so that nobody missed the connection, it named its main artery Broadway. Meanwhile Andersonville, the neighborhood north of Foster Ave. and west of the El, upheld the values of its large Scandinavian population by staying tidy and not venturing far from the trim shops of Clark St. Today things have changed. Uptown fell on hard times, its bright lights extinguished by urban decay and an influx of poor people after the war, while Andersonville was discovered by new generations of discerning Chicagoans. Although gentrification may be finally bringing stability to Uptown—and lighting some of those lights—Clark St. thrives in Andersonville, which with its array of shops and lovely homes may be the most livable of the city’s neighborhoods."

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