Far North Side
Commercial boom in the early twentieth century established a season of affluence and glamour for Uptown, however the housing crisis of World War II led to the subdivision of luxury apartments into smaller units.
These changes allowed more accessibility for immigrants and Chicago’s poor. The 1950s marked a time of increased immigration as whites from Appalachia, Japanese Americans, and Native Americans began to settle in Uptown. The community continues to attract more immigrants from Central America, Asia, Africa, and the Middle East.
The northern region of Uptown split off by successfully achieving recognition as Community Area 77 “Edgewater” in 1980, separating themselves from Uptown’s population. Currently, Uptown contains one of the most densely populated and ethnically diverse communities within Chicago.
information courtesy of Moody Publishers
"Chicago Neighborhood Prayer Guide" by Dr. John Fuder with Elizabeth Koenig
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