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 5: People Transforming Places: A Walk Through Little Italy
Learn about the rich history of the Little Italy neighborhood, the lives and experiences of Italian immigrants, and how other newcomers have made their mark on this neighborhood.
Want to recreate this tour on your own? Here are the places we visited:
- Jane Addams Hull-House Museum, 800 S Halsted St
- Richard J. Daley Library at UIC, 801 S. Morgan
- Former Blue Island Avenue at UIC, corner of Taylor and Morgan to the corner of Harrison and Halsted
- The Shrine of Our Lady of Pompeii, 1224 W Lexington St
- Arrigo Park, 801 S Loomis St
- National Public Housing Museum, 625 N Kingsbury St
- Chicago Public Library Little Italy branch, 1336 W Taylor St
- Mario's Italian Lemonade, 1068 W Taylor St