About Altgeld Branch

Neighborhood Served

  • Altgeld Gardens

History

  • Altgeld Branch is located in the Altgeld Gardens, a public housing project built in 1945.
  • The housing project was named for Illinois Governor John Peter Altgeld, who held office from 1893 to 1897.
  • President Obama discusses community work he did in the Altgeld community in his book Dreams from My Father.
  • The branch shares a building with Carver Elementary/Phillis Wheatley Child Parent Center.