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

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

Documenting Maxwell Street and Pilsen course at DePaul

The Discover Chicago program at DePaul University offers many Chicago-themed courses designed to introduce students to the city’s history, important institutions, and current issues.  Maxwell Street Foundation board member and DePaul professor, Dr. Janelle Walker, introduced a service aspect of the “Documenting Maxwell Street & Pilsen” course to engage her students in a direct exploration of Maxwell … Read More

MAXWELL STREET FOUNDATION AT THE MAXWELL STREET MARKET

The Maxwell Street Foundation maintains a seasonal presence at the New Maxwell Street Market in Chicago on the second Sunday of the month, April through October.  Sunday October 8th concluded our 2017 season.  The Foundation thanks the Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events (DCASE) who run markets citywide, for their support toward the visibility … Read More

Mural on Morgan features historic Maxwell Street scenes

The Mural on Morgan features historic scenes at the Maxwell Street and South Water Markets.  Located on Morgan just south of 15th Street along the west face of the viaduct extension, the Mural on Morgan is 82 feet long by 12 foot high, painted by artist Nick Goettling.  It was a project of Connecting4Communites completed in … Read More

Maxwell Street Collection – portfolio display in UIC’s College of Business

The Maxwell Street Collection portfolio of photographs are mounted for display by the University of Illinois at Chicago’s College of Business on the 11th Floor of University Hall through October 2017.  The  limited edition portfolio features the Maxwell Street neighborhood through the eyes of 11 Chicago photographers: Tom Arndt, Patty Carroll, Ron Gordon, James Iska, … Read More