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

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. Open to the pubic free of charge every … 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