A selection of maps related to my dissertation.

Nonwhite population as percentage of census tract, 1940. From my Harvard Worldmap page: visit for even more mapping data, including selectable layers, historical image overlays, and download-ready shape files.

Uptown’s boundaries–for the purpose of neighborhood conservation and urban renewal–were Lake Michigan to the east, Irving Park Road to the south, Clark Street to the west, and Bryn Mawr Avenue to the north.BlankReference

Below is a set of maps depicting the socioeconomic factors of Uptown between 1940 and 1960. These are early drafts of maps; I’ll be updating the final versions in the coming weeks.

1940Blacks

1940AsianBorn

1940MajorRepairs

1940MoreThan2

1940SaleOrRent

1950PercentForeignBornWhites

1950OnePlusPerRoom

1950RenterOccupied

1950VacantDUs

1960 Blacks

Includes non-white foreign-born and children of foreign-born.

Includes non-Puerto Ricans and non-blacks.

Includes foreign-born or children of foreign-born.

Includes foreign-born or children of foreign-born.

1960 PR

1960 Total Housing

Whites who moved to the area from the south, between 1955 and 1960.

Whites who moved to the area from the south, between 1955 and 1960.

1960 Under 1k

The pro-urban renewal Uptown Chicago Commission presented the "Horner Park Do-Si Dancers" square dancing troupe  at its 1961 Folk Fair. Here is where the Do-Si Dancers lived, in relation to southern and Appalachian whites.

The pro-urban renewal Uptown Chicago Commission presented the “Horner Park Do-Si Dancers” square dancing troupe at its 1961 Folk Fair. Here is where the Do-Si Dancers lived, in relation to southern and Appalachian whites.

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