Ron Salazar, a friend to the Maxwell Street Foundation and to the city of Chicago, passed away suddenly on January 26, 2019. Ron worked for the Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events (DCASE), and prior to that for the Mayor’s Office of Special Events (MOSE). In his roles throughout that time, Ron was instrumental … Read More
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
The Maxwell Street Foundation concluded its 2018 season at the New Maxwell Street Market on Desplaines Avenue in October. Members vended a variety of Maxwell Street-themed items ranging from books to posters and T-shirts, and engaged in good conversation about Maxwell Street history and the continued vibrancy of the marketplace on Desplaines. Please continue to … Read More
The Vienna Beef Factory Store at 2501 N. Damen now hosts a “Museum” inside a portion of its former factory building to celebrate 125 years of Vienna Beef, Ltd. The company was founded by Austrian-Hungarian immigrants Emil Reichel and Samual Ladany with the debut of their unique “Vienna” sausage at Chicago’s World Columbian Exposition in … Read More
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From April through October in 2014, 2015 and 2016, the Maxwell Street Foundation will keep a seasonal presence at the New Maxwell Street Market by a history display of photos, books, T-shirts and posters. Shoppers have one-stop shopping at the Market to show their love of Maxwell Street! The Market is open to the public … Read More
“Maxwell Street’s Last Hope” at Uri-Eichen Gallery, 2101 S. Halsted, Chicago, June 10- July 1, 2016 Opening Friday, June 10, 2016 from 6-10 pm with live music: Low-reen & the Maxwell St Market Blues Band, featuring Killer Ray Allison, Rasheed Stewart Muhammad, & Chris Alexander. MAXWELL STREET’S LAST HOPE will explore the meager resources that … Read More
June 11-12, 2016. Join the Maxwell Street Foundation at the famous annual Printers’ Row Book Fair to buy Maxwell Street history publications, including Chicago’s Maxwell Street by Lori Grove and Laura Kamedulski, Arcadia Publishing, Inc., 2002.
August 6, 2016. Join the Maxwell Street Foundation and other arts and culture organizations at Douglas Park Fieldhouse in Chicago’s North Lawndale neighborhood. Many residents of the old Maxwell Street neighborhood moved to Lawndale?for?upward mobility or due to displacement by urban renewal. This is the first annual festival!