Change overtime in Lincoln Park, Chicago

Today a yuppie haven full of expensive housing, delicious foods, and world class theatre, once a land of immigrants and social activism, Lincoln Park has seen seismic changes over its many decades as a Chicago neighborhood. This timeline seeks to trace and preserve Lincoln Park's history, with special attention to the Young Lords movement that rose up in the 60s in response to gentrification in the once poor neighborhood. The fall and rise of urban renewal have been central to the history of Lincoln Park. To understand what Lincoln Park is today and where it may go in the future, it is crucial to explore what it once was.

The development of Lincoln Park

1824
1865
1868
1869
1871
1875
Approx. 1880 - Approx. 1930
1882 - 1902
1892
1898 - 1907
1928
1929
February 1, 1932
Approx. 1945
1948
1954
1955
1956
Approx. 1960 - Approx. 1970
1969

The Young Lords

1945 - 1950
Approx. 1950 - Approx. 1955
1950 - 1955
Approx. 1955 - Approx. 1960
Approx. 1955 - Approx. 1960
Approx. 1960 - Approx. 1965
1968
1969
1969
1970
1972
Approx. 1980
1983
1995