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Necessary Adjuncts to Its Growth: The Railroad Suburbs of Chicago
Journal of the Illinois State Historical Society (1980)
  • Carl Abbott, Portland State University
Abstract

Discusses the trend toward suburbanization around Chicago from the founding of Evanston in 1854 along the Chicago and Milwaukee Railroad, focusing on the role of railroad expansion and railroad companies' propaganda in the development of close to 100 suburban residential areas by the 1870's. Suburbanization slowed by 1875. Common Chicagoan attitudes toward the suburbs were evident in the period's advertising.

Keywords
  • Suburbs -- Planning -- Illinois -- Chicago,
  • Railroads -- United States -- History
Publication Date
June, 1980
Publisher Statement
This is the publisher's version. Original published in the Journal of the Illinois State Historical Society
Citation Information
Carl Abbott. "Necessary Adjuncts to Its Growth: The Railroad Suburbs of Chicago" Journal of the Illinois State Historical Society Vol. 73 Iss. 2 (1980)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/carl_abbott/31/