Sunday, December 11, 2011

The Chicago Neighborhoods: neighborhood brands


In the past I've taken pictures of neighborhood identifiers in particular the ones near 71st/Dan Ryan identifying Grand Crossing and Park Manor. I posted an "open blog" no one responded to about neighborhood identifiers in Chatham. In fact methinks that should be bumped up.

This morning I discover this website - The Chicago Neighborhoods - which seeks to provide logos for the 77 Chicago Community areas and the various neighborhoods around the city. You can see that a few neighborhood logos are up already where you can click on them to see the full image.

I look forward to seeing how they plan to represent the various neighborhoods in The Sixth Ward. Especially Chatham, Park Manor, or even Englewood. With an honorable mention for Roseland Heights which though it's not actually recognized officially by the city of Chicago it's certainly a neighborhood that's more fitting of the idea of village in the city more so than Beverly.

Hat-tip Gaper's Block!


  1. The "Blue White House" souteast corner of 84th and Michigan.

  2. I like this picture of Chatham that shows the beautiful bungalows and lawns which Chatham is known for

    Chatham, Burnside | Chicago Neighborhoods | Explore Chicago
    A solid, middle-class, predominantly African-American neighborhood, Chatham was dubbed “the jewel of the Southeast Side of Chicago,” by Dempsey Travis, a Chicago author and real estate developer.


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