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History of North Lawndale

In 1869, the eastern section of North Lawndale became a part of the City of Chicago. The area, from Western Ave to Crawford (Pulaski Rd), was then developed for habitation. After the Chicago fire in 1871, America Harvesters occupied a plant in South Lawndale and the workers moved to North Lawndale.

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In the early 1900s, the community experienced a change in its population as Russian Jews migrated to North Lawndale. In the 1960s, the community experienced yet another cultural change as Blacks migrated from the South and the Jews moved and settled in other communities in Chicago, Illinois.


North Lawndale became a hub for the civil rights movement. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. moved his family to North Lawndale to expose its poor housing conditions. In the late 60s, American Harvesters moved out and by the late 80s, major retailers and other industries followed suit.

North Lawndale Today

Today, North Lawndale covers a larger section of the West Side. The far east section is located less than 3 miles from Chicago’s Loop. Its wide boulevards and long residential streets are a reminder of its rich historical past.

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Due to its close proximity to the Chicago Loop, University of Illinois, and the Illinois Medical District, North Lawndale increases its potential as a desirable location for residential and commercial investment. In fact, there is a 10- to 15-year plan to revitalize the North Lawndale community.  MTC Properties1, capitalizes on North Lawndale’s potential to be able to provide Veterans proper housing.


To empower this vision for its residents, business owners, and partner organizations, the North Lawndale Community Coordinating Council (NLCCC) is working with the Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning (CMAP) and Local Incentive Support Corporations (LISC).

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Finding a New Home

Charles, a long-time resident of North Lawndale, is a US Marine veteran who served in Vietnam. In 1994, he received a notice to evacuate his apartment in 30 days because the building had been sold. Someone recommended he contact Veterans Affairs to use his Certificate of Eligibility to purchase a home.


He qualified for a two-flat building in North Lawndale with the help of a VA loan. In 2005, he gutted and renovated the entire property. After 25 years, Charles is still a proud home owner.

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