Neighborhood Architecture: Bridgeport

September 29, 2014

Stockyards in Bridgeport

The Bridgeport neighborhood is often most known as a predominantly Irish-American neighborhood that was home to the Daleys, our former father and son mayors. It also has some cool spots for architecture, too, and has historically been home to diverse communities.

Historically the area has been home to a blue collar class living within close proximity to various factories along the canal in the neighborhood, as well as the stockyards not too far away. Chinese were here early on in addition to the Irish, and also Lithuanian and Polish, among others. All these different groups had grand places of worship, some of which you can pop into, and others boarded up indefinitely.

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