North Center
Cook County, IL
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LOCATION:

North Center is bordered on the north by Montrose Avenue, on the south by Diversey Parkway, on the west by the Chicago River and on the east by Ravenswood Avenue. It was settled in the latter part of the 19th century largely by Germans, who worked in the industrial corridor along Ravenswood Avenue, and in the large industrial plants along the Chicago River.

Its ethnicity is mainly German, Hispanic, Irish, Polish, Swedish, Russian, Romanian, and Asian.

NEIGHBORHOODS IN NORTH CENTER:

-- North Center --

-- Saint Ben's --

-- Roscoe Village --

North Center map

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NAMED AFTER:

Saint Ben's - name derives from Saint Benedicts Parish, a Catholic school on Leavitt Street.


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