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From: Nan Brennan <>
Subject: Re: [IRISH-IN-CHICAGO] Chicago Flophouse
Date: Fri, 13 Apr 2007 00:07:52 -0500
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Yes, sadly, Madison Street for many decades was Chicago's Bowery or
Skid Row.

On Apr 12, 2007, at 11:55 PM, wrote:

> 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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