|Size:||0.25 linear foot|
|Repository:||Chicago Public Library, Woodson Regional Library, Vivian G. Harsh Research Collection of Afro-American History and Literature, 9525 S. Halsted Street, Chicago, Illinois 60628|
|Provenance:||Donated by Cherie Lockett on December 13, 2017|
When quoting material from this collection the preferred citation is:
Cherie Lockett Papers, [Box #, Folder #], Chicago Public Library, Woodson Regional Library, Vivian G. Harsh Research Collection of Afro-American History and Literature
|Processed by:||Chloe Waryan, Librarian, April 2021; supervised by Elizabeth Loch|
Lake Meadows, a 2,000 apartment large scale housing project in Bronzeville, opened in 1953. People contested construction of the complex because it was a privately funded by New York Life Insurance Company and displaced people living along Cottage Grove Avenue. The 5 12-story residential buildings, along with Lake Meadows Shopping Center, opened on South Parkway (now Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive) between 31st and 35th Street. The apartments were designed for families, married couples, and single individuals in the modern style.
- "Pay $501,856 for Last Lake Meadows Site." Daily Defender (Daily Edition) (1956-1960), August 20 1956, p. 9. ProQuest. Web. 12 April 2021.
- "LAKE MEADOWS." Chicago Daily Tribune (1923-1963), December 19 1951, p. 16. ProQuest. Web. 12 April 2021.
Scope and Content
This small collection consists of five folders regarding the Lake Meadows residential community in its first year.
The folders in this collection are organized chronologically and then alphabetically by title.
Related materials at the Chicago Public Library include:
|Box 1||Folder 1||Lake Meadows progress report [floorplan and map], 1953 March|
|Box 1||Folder 2||Lake Meadows progress report, 1953 April|
|Box 1||Folder 3||Lake Meadows information for residents, 1953 June|
|Box 1||Folder 4||Lake Meadows tentative rent schedule, circa 1953|
|Box 1||Folder 5||Lake Meadows early publicity materials, circa 1953|