Visit the “New” Maxwell Street Market

The Maxwell Street Market is a Chicago tradition of bargains and bargaining with an international flavor. The market offers an eclectic mix of merchandise—from tools to tires, plus fresh produce, furniture, clothing, rare finds and collectibles—and some of the best Mexican and Latin street food in Chicago. For the next several months (due to construction), … Read More

Maxwell portraits

The portraits of Dr. Philip Maxwell, for whom Chicago’s Maxwell Street is named, and his wife Jerusha are presented at St. Ignatius College Prep inside the school’s newly remodeled Main Entry that fronts the original Maxwell Street neighborhood. On loan to St. Ignatius College Prep from the Foundation through next Fall, the oil on panel paintings are believed to be … Read More

Community Partners with DePaul’s Steans Center

The Maxwell Street Foundation partnered with the Irwin W. Steans Center for Community-based Service Learning at DePaul University to have students in Maxwell Street Foundation board member Janelle Walker’s “Documenting Maxwell Street and Pilsen” classes catalogue some of the Maxwell Street Foundation’s collection of historic material documenting the old Maxwell Street Market and neighborhood. Students … Read More

Muddy Waters Mural on State Street

Brazilian street artist Eduardo Kobra painted a rainbow-colored mural of blues legend Muddy Waters in 2016. Muddy Waters gained acclaim playing clubs on the South and West sides in the 1940s and ’50s and through his hits at Chess Records, based in Chicago. The mural, which is part of the Wabash Arts Corridor project to … Read More