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Subject: [IRISH-IN-CHICAGO] Chicago Flophouse
Date: Fri, 13 Apr 2007 00:55:05 EDT

Hello All:
One of my ancesters was said to have died in a Chicago flophouse in the
1920s. In the 1920 Chicago census he and many other men were listed as
lodgers at 919 Madison Street. Could this building have been a flophouse? Was
Madison Street in the sort of neighborhood where flophouses might have existed in
the 1920s?
Since I live in Connecticut I have no idea about the history of
Chicago's neighborhoods (except for the Loop). Can any of you native Chicagoans help?
Ed O'Hara

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