Display of Maxwell portraits extended at Saint Ignatius College Prep!

The portraits of Dr. Philip Maxwell, for whom Chicago’s Maxwell Street is named, and his wife Jerusha are presented at Saint Ignatius College Prep inside the school’s Main Entry that has fronted the Maxwell Street neighborhood since 1869. On loan to Saint Ignatius College Prep from the Maxwell Street Foundation, the oil on panel paintings are believed to … Read More

Final months of Maxwell Street architectural remnant display at Saint Ignatius College Prep

In April, the Maxwell Street Foundation mounted a display of seven architectural remnants that it collected from Maxwell Street neighborhood buildings between the years 1995 and 2001.  The remnants, selected from buildings formerly located at 811-813 W. Roosevelt, 1215-1217 S. Halsted, 723-725 W. Roosevelt, and 1328-1338 S. Halsted, augment the formal presentation of the oil … Read More

StoryCorps Interview with Maxwell Street photographers

On June 2, 2018, photographers/artists Ken Josephson and Tom Palazzolo met with Lori Grove, President of the Maxwell Street Foundation, at the StoryCorps studio to talk about Maxwell Street memories of the original marketplace where Ken and Tom had often photographed.  Their collective memories spanned the last forty years of the Market when on Maxwell … Read More

Exhibit of Photographs at the Harold Washington Library Center

An exhibition of the Maxwell Street Foundation Collection, a curated collection of photographs from the Maxwell Street Market by prominent photographers, concluded its display at the Harold Washington Library Center in Chicago at 400 S. State Street in Chicago on June 30. The exhibition featured work by photographers Tom Arndt, Patty Carroll, Ron Gordon, James … 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