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
UNIVERSITY VILLAGE MARKETPLACE MAXWELL STREET BLUES FEST – WHERE YOU MET THE BLUES!
The Maxwell Street Foundation was pleased to be invited to the inaugural FREE Maxwell Street Blues Fest on Maxwell Street, organized by the University Village Maxwell Street (UVM) at the University of Illinois at Chicago. The festival was organized by the UVM to pay homage to the Chicago Blues sound and its artists on Maxwell Street and at … 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 Foundation at the Maxwell Street Market during the 2017 Chicago Blues Festival
On Sunday June 11, the Maxwell Street Foundation presented a special display at the Maxwell Street Market in honor of the annual Chicago Blues Festival that weekend. Neighboring the Main Stage where Low-reen and the Maxwell Street Market Blues Band performed, they featured standalone art panels depicting historic Blues personalities on Maxwell Street with removable … 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
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