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From: Nan Brennan <>
Subject: Re: [IRISH-IN-CHICAGO] Chicago Flophouse
Date: Fri, 13 Apr 2007 00:16:08 -0500
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There was a saloon at 919 Madison in 1917.

On Apr 13, 2007, at 12:07 AM, Nan Brennan wrote:

> 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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