Gads Hill Collection

Dates: 1914-circa 1940, undated. Size: 2.25 linear feet in 3 boxes, includes 357 photographs, 2 drawings. Chicago Public Library, Harold Washington Library Center, Special Collections, Neighborhood History Research Collection. Established in 1898 as a settlement house to serve poor immigrant families in the Pilsen neighborhood of Chicago’s Lower West Side community area, Gads Hill Center offered education, job training, recreational activities and other social services. The photographs in this collection depict a range of activities and facilities in the early part of the twentieth century. [Finding aid]