Lakeview quickly became urbanized, welcoming new residents to its commercial and recreational facilities. To meet the demands of increased interest in the area, developers built high-rise apartment buildings and multiple-unit low-rises, which appealed to singles and young couples.
Efforts were made by the Lakeview Citizens Council in the 1950s to preserve the original heritage of the area. Despite these efforts, Lakeview’s residents were primarily single and young couples, with very few traditional families.
By the 1950s, the Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender (LGBT) community grew to be an identifiable population in Lakeview’s “Boys Town” and by 1990 more than 22,000 residents were living in “non-traditional” households and were between the ages of twenty-five and forty-four. Today, Lakeview is still widely known for its large population “non-traditional” households.
And beyond all these things, put on love, which is the perfect bond of unity. - Colossians 3:14
information courtesy of Moody Publishers
"Chicago Neighborhood Prayer Guide" by Dr. John Fuder with Elizabeth Koenig