My boys gave me a great book for Christmas called Chicago Yesterday & Today by Richard C. Lindberg and Carol Jean Carlson. It is a less than 200 page pictorial and text book of Chicago past and present. Perfect for anyone wanting an overview of Chicago’s history and the history of the neighborhoods.
The book has many old photos and current photos and really makes you think about what was here that is now gone. Old streets, neighborhoods, lives. Do you realize just how much of the city has been destroyed? Changed? How many streets no longer exist because of expressways or university campuses?
Check out the book and consider the areas in which you ancestors lived and how those areas have changed.