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WHAT WERE THE CHICAGO WARD DESCRIPTIONS FOR 1912-1935 ?
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Subject: 1912-35 Wards Description

Around The World In Eighty Blocks- 1913 Chicago Record Herald -Chicago's Foreign Colonies
Chicago Wards and Major Ethnic Groups In Them.

Reporter could not find any information for England, Scotland, or Wales.
In the article each group was referred to as a race.
Races mentioned in wards with heavy population of that race.

  Ward 1
   Croatian, Chinese, Italian, Serbians, Turkish, Persian, Russians
  Ward 2
   Mixed, Southeast Corner- Japanese
  Ward 3
   Mixed
  Ward 4
   Polish, Northeast Corner Italian
  Ward 5
   Ruthenians, Polish, Italians, Slovakians, Slavs, Germans
   Ward 6
   Mixed
   Ward 7
   Mixed
   Ward 8
   Persians, Hungarians, Slovakians, Slavs, Serbians, Swedes, Dalmatians, Croatians.
   Ward 9
   Swedes, Hollanders
   Ward 10
   Jews, Bulgarians, Bohemians,
   Ward 11
   Jews, Bohemians
  Ward 12
   Jews, Bohemians
  Ward 13
   Jews
  Ward 14
   Polish, Slovaks, Hungarians
  Ward 15
   Germans, Norwegians, Polish, Jews
  Ward 16
   Polish, Jews
  Ward 17
   Polish, Italians ,Turkish, Jews
  Ward 18
   Jews, Bulgarians, Russians
  Ward 19
   Jews, Italians, Greek, Irish, French
  Ward 20
   Jews, Russian
  Ward 21
   Mixed
  Ward 22
   Italian, Romanians
  Ward 23
   Swedes
  Ward 24
   Germans
  Ward 25
   Mixed
  Ward 26
   Germans, Swedes
  Ward 27
   German, Swedes, Norwegians, Polish
  Ward 28
   German, Norwegians, Polish
  Ward 29
   Bohemians, Dalmatians, Croatians
  Ward 30
   Irish, Lithuanian, Slavs, Polish
  Ward 31
   Dalmatians, Croatians, Irish, Swedes
  Ward 32
   Irish
  Ward 33
   Swedes, Norwegians
  Ward 34
   Jews, Bohemians
  Ward 35
   Norwegians, Irish

Chicago, Illinois - 1912  Description of Wards

  Ward 1
   Chicago river, Lake Michigan, 31st street, South Park, 25th street, State street,
      Indiana avenue, 25th street, Michigan avenue, 31st street, Wentworth, 30th street,
      5th avenue, 25th place, Princeton, 25th street, Wallace, and south end of river
  Ward 2
   33rd street, 5th avenue, 30th street, Wentworth, 31st street, 25th street, Michigan
      avenue, 25th street, Indiana avenue, 25th street, Michigan avenue, 25th street,
      Indiana avenue, 25th street, South Park, 31st street, Lake Michigan, 38th street,
      cottage Grove, 39th street, and Stewart avenue.
  Ward 3
   39th street, St. Lawrence, 38th street, Lake Michigan, 47th street, South Park avenue,
      49th street, State, 43rd street, state, 43rd street, Princeton, and Cottage Grove.
  Ward 4
   South end of river, Wallace, 25th street, Princeton, 28th street, 5th avenue, 33rd
      street, Wallace, 35th street, Union street, 34th street, Halsted street, 34th place
      south end of river.
  Ward 5
   39th street, Illinois canal, south end of river, 34th place, Halsted, 34th street,
      Union, 35th street, Wallace, 33rd street, Stewart, 39th street, Princeton, 43rd
      street, Ashland, 45th street, Cicero.
  Ward 6
   49th street, St. Lawrence, 47th street, Lake Michigan, 60th street, South Park,
      63rd street, and State Street.
  Ward 7
   63rd street, South Park, 60th street, Lake Michigan, 73rd street, Stony Island,
      75th street, State, Stewart, 66th street, Harvard, 67th street, Wentworth, and
      71st street.
  Ward 8
   73rd street, Lake Michigan, State Line, 138th street.
  Ward 9
   75th street, Stony Island, Lake Calumet, Stony Island, 138th street, Indiana,
      Illinois/Central, Halsted, 123rd street, Ashland, Lyon, Vincennes, 115th street,
      Peoria, 111th street, Halsted, 103rd street, Stewart, 84th street, Wallace, 79th
      street, and State.
  Ward 10
   Taylor street, Loomis, 12th street, Center, 16 street, Morgan, 18th street, south
      end of river, Ashland, 16th street, and Wood street.
  Ward 11
   12th street, Ashland, south end of river, Illinois canal.
  Ward 12
   12th street, Illinois canal, Central Park, 24th street, Clifton Park, Ogden, Homan,
      19th street, and Kedzie.
  Ward 13
   Washington, Madison, Oakley, 12th street and Crawford.
  Ward 14
   Chicago, Ashland, Washington and Crawford.
  Ward 15
   North, Robey, Division, Ashland, Chicago, and St. Louis
  Ward 16
   North end of river, Division, Robey, and Fullerton
  Ward 17
   Division, north end of river, Kinzie, and Ashland
  Ward 18
   Kedzie, river, Van Buren, Ashland, Taylor, Oakley, Washington, and Hermitage
  Ward 19
   Van Buren, south end of river, Bunker, Jefferson, Desplanes, Taylor, Halsted, 12th
      street, Loomis, Taylor, and Hermitage
  Ward 20
   12th street, Halsted, Taylor, DesPlanes, Jefferson, bunker, south end of river,
      Morgan, 16th street, Morgan, 16th street, and Center.
  Ward 21
   Fullerton, Lake Michigan, Chicago river, Orleans, Division, Sedgewick, and Clark.
  Ward 22
   Clybourn place, Center, Menomonee street Sedgewick, Division, Orleans, Chicago river,
      and north of river.
  Ward 23
   Cornelia street, Lake Michigan, Fullerton Avenue, Clark street, Sedgewick, Menomonee
      street, Larrabee street Center street, Sheffield Avenue, Fullerton Avenue, Racine,
      Roscoe and Southport.
  Ward 24
   Belmont, Western, Roscoe, Racine, Clybourn Place, and north end of river, Fullerton,
      Sheffield, Center, Racine, Clybourne, north end of river, Belmont.
  Ward 25
   Howard, Rogers, Lake Michigan, Cornelia, Clark, Devon, Ridge, and Southport.
  Ward 26
   Howard, Ridge, Devon, Clark, Roscoe, Western, Belmont, north end of river, Devon,
      north shore Channel, Kedzie, and Southport.
  Ward 27
   Park Ridge, 72nd Avenue, Hamilton, Fulton, Hamilton, Fulton, Devon, north end of
      river, Belmont, Francisco, Diversey, Central Park Avenue, Fullerton, Crawford,
      Belmont, Harlem, Irving Park, 60th Avenue, Bryn Mawr, north channel, Everell,
      Winter, Devon and Highland.
  Ward 28
   Belmont, north end of river, Robey, Francisco, North avenue, Sacramento, Diversey,
      Kedzie, Fullerton, and Sacramento.
  Ward 29
   45th street, Ashland, 43rd Street, Center, 47th street, Loomis, Garfield, Wood,
      65th street,, Loomis, 71st street, Robey, 69th street, and Cicero.
  Ward 30
   43rd street, State street, Garfield, Loomis, 47th street, and Center Avenue.
  Ward 31
   Garfield, State, 63rd street, Loomis, 66th street, Wood.
  Ward 32
   69th street, Robey, 71st street, Loomis, 63rd street, State street, 79th street,
      Wallace, 84th street, Stewart, 103rd street, Halsted, 107th street, Center,
      111th street, Morgan, 115th street, Vincennes, Wentworth, 67th street, Harvard
      avenue, 66th street, Lyon, Western, 115th street, Ogden, 99th street, Western,
      87th street, and 49th Avenue.
  Ward 33
   Belmont, Crawford, Fullerton, Diversey, Sacramento, Armitage, Crawford, Central
      Park, North, 46th avenue, Kinzie, 52nd avenue, Madison, Austin, North, and
      Harlem.
  Ward 34
   12th street, Kedzie avenue, 19th street, Homan, Ogden, Clifton Park, 24th street,
      Central Park, Illinois canal, 39th street, and Kenton.
  Ward 35
   Madison street, 52nd avenue, Kedzie street, 46th avenue, North, 40th avenue, Armitage,
      Sacramento, North, St. Louis, Chicago, 40th Avenue, 12th street, and Austin.

(thanks to George V. for providing this info)





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