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Four Factory Districts, 1860–1940

in Chicago Made

Published by University of Chicago Press

Published in print December 2008 | ISBN: 9780226477015
Published online March 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780226477046 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.7208/chicago/9780226477046.003.0004
Four Factory Districts, 1860–1940

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For many writers, the beginnings of industrial suburbanization in Chicago and other American cities date from the 1880s, when large modern corporations left the central city for suburban industrial areas. The emergence and development of four nineteenth-century factory districts—Bridgeport, the Lower West Side, Packingtown, and Milwaukee Avenue—illustrate the forces underpinning factory-district formation, the changing character of Chicago's industrial space, and metropolitan growth between 1860 and 1940.

Keywords: industrial suburbanization; industrial areas; Bridgeport; Lower West Side; Packingtown; Milwaukee Avenue; metropolitan growth

Chapter.  8564 words. 

Subjects: History of the Americas

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