MANY CULTURES, MANY DREAMS, ONE STREET

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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Do you know this wedding photo?

The Maxwell Street Foundation maintains a collection of items since 1995, some of which were delivered to our hands anonymously having come from former Maxwell Street neighborhood buildings and storefronts.  This wedding photo is an example of that, and it is posted here in the event a visitor to our website may recognize people in … Read More

“Chicago’s Maxwell Street” – Book a book talk!

The Maxwell Street Foundation offers a slide lecture on the book, “Chicago’s Maxwell Street”, that it coauthored in 2002 for Arcadia Publishing, Inc.  Rich images shown from the book chronicle Maxwell Street and its Market from its earliest days in the 19th and 20th centuries through to its transformation in the 21st century.  Its heyday … Read More

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