Dominic Pacyga and Ellen Skerrett explore the neighborhoods and communities
that make Chicago one of the most diverse cities in the country in their
1986 book, Chicago: City of Neighborhoods.
Each chapter examines the history of the people and institutions
of the community, with a focus on the origins and development
of the neighborhood and ends with a walking tour that highlights
buildings and monuments integral to any experience of the neighborhoods.
The histories of four neighborhoods and their respective walking
tours have been digitized in their entirety: the Loop, the
Lower West Side, Washington Park, and the South Lakefront.
The histories and tours are accompanied by the historical and
contemporary images provided in the original text.