For wave after wave of immigrants, Maxwell Street was their entry to America. Later, the Great Migration brought African Americans from the South. Each brought their own cultures and hopes to the vibrant street and the Market that sprang from it. In doing so, they made Chicago a richer place. LEARN MORE

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Exhibit of Photographs at the Harold Washington Library

An exhibition of The Maxwell Street Foundation Collection, a curated collection of photographs from the Maxwell Street Market by prominent photographers, will be on display at the Harold Washington Library in Chicago at 400 S. State Street in Chicago during the month of June. Photographers include: Tom Arndt, Patty Carroll, Ron Gordon, James Iska, Jack Jaffe, … Read More

Exhibit at Saint Ignatius College Prep

Maxwell Street Foundation board and advisory council members pose in front of an exhibit of the 1822 portraits of Dr. Philip Maxwell, the early Chicago physician for whom Maxwell Street was named, and (not visible in photo) his wife Jerusha and mounted architectural fragments from buildings that once comprised the old Maxwell Street neighborhood.  Collaboratively developed … Read More

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