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From: Nan Brennan <>
Subject: Re: [IRISH-IN-CHICAGO] Town of Lake Directories, 1885-1889
Date: Wed, 30 May 2007 02:33:57 -0500
Thank you for this information on the the Cook County and Lake
Divisions, but also for the information on the
Lawrence J. Gutter Collection at Daley Library. I knew nothing about
it. This is an amazing historical collection.
For anyone else unfamiliar with this, here is the link to the
> Notable collections at the Daley Library:
> The Lawrence J. Gutter Collection of Chicagoana consists of over
> 5,000 items including printed books, periodicals, maps, prints, and
> manuscripts relating to the history of Chicago. This collection,
> amassed by Mr. Gutter beginning in 1948 was acquired by the UIC
> Library in 1982 and is the foundation for the Daley Library's Rare
> Book Collection.
On May 29, 2007, at 3:58 PM, wrote:
> Re: Chicago Directories
> Cook County was divided into townships in 1850 and the township
> immediately south of Chicago was the Town of Lake. The Town of Lake
> existed until 1891 when it was annexed to the City of Chicago so
> anyone living or having a business south of 39th street won't be in
> the Chicago Directories until 1891. The dividing line to the north
> was 39th Street and the line to the south was 87th Street. The line
> to the west was Cicero Avenue. Beyond Cicero was the Town of Lyons.
> If you wish to review the "Town Of Lake" Directories for 1885-1889
> they are available in the Lawrence J. Gutter Collection of Chicagoana
> at The Daley Library at University of Illinois, Chicago Circle campus
> in the west Loop. Not open on weekends but best to check.
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