Wicker Park, 1960s

The renovation of old buildings and the construction of new houses for middle-class buyers in formerly working-class areas added the word "gentrification" to the city's vocabulary. The influence of Sandburg Village, a giant housing project that included nine high-rises and adjacent town houses, can be seen in this development in <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="PLGEO100100501259600" title="Wicker Park" href="/topic/us/illinois/cook-county/chicago/wicker-park-PLGEO100100501259600.topic">Wicker Park</a>.

( Tribune photo by Charles Osgood )

The renovation of old buildings and the construction of new houses for middle-class buyers in formerly working-class areas added the word "gentrification" to the city's vocabulary. The influence of Sandburg Village, a giant housing project that included nine high-rises and adjacent town houses, can be seen in this development in Wicker Park.

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