Posts Tagged 'Lincoln Park community area'

Then and Now, Racine-Belden

1905–Racine Avenue @ Belden Avenue, view north

2018–the same location

In 1905 this part of the Lincoln Park Community Area was a mixture of industry and working-class housing.   Streetcars ran on a single track along Racine Avenue as part of the Larrabee line’s northern terminal.  Just to the east, the new St. Vincent’s College enrolled about 200 students.

A century later little St. Vincent’s College has become De Paul University, with more than 20,000 students. The main Lincoln Park campus now sprawls over a dozen blocks.  Gentrified for many years, today the area is commonly referred to as the De Paul neighborhood.