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 Wicker Park.

( 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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