Far Southeast Side
Roseland was settled in 1849 by Dutch farmers who were made prosperous with their close location to Chicago. The Great Depression and the end of Prohibition led to a collapse in Roseland’s economy.
Even more, the effort to provide housing for African Americans in Princeton Park brought greater division in Roseland and by 1947 the residents of Roseland joined in the violence targeted toward African Americans residing in Fernwood, one of Roseland’s oldest neighborhoods. Roseland is now known for its high rates of subsidized housing repossessions and has yet to recover from the effects of decades of economic decline.
information courtesy of Moody Publishers
"Chicago Neighborhood Prayer Guide" by Dr. John Fuder with Elizabeth Koenig
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