Episode 4: Commercial Endeavors: The Loop Transformed by New Arrivals

Join us as we explore the people and places that make Chicago great. Explore Chicago's rich heritage of immigration and migration, and how newcomers made the city their own and influenced and changed its growth and future. This series is hosted by urbanologist Max Grinnell and is part of the 2020 One Book, One Chicago season. 

Episode 4: Commercial Endeavors: The Loop Transformed by New Arrivals
In this tour of the Loop, we'll learn about how immigrants and newcomers found work, started businesses, and sought to improve their lives in their new home of Chicago.

Want to recreate this tour on your own? Here are the places we visited:

  • Iwan Reis, 19 S. Wabash
  • Jewelers Mall / Mallers Buliding, 67 E. Madison
  • Rahmanim's Imports, 5 S Wabash Ave #1211
  • Walgreens, 151 N. State Street
  • Italian Village, 71 W. Monroe
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