Neighborhood

Archer Heights


 
  

Neighborhood Description

 

Horse-pulled trolleys were introduced to Archer Heights in the 1890s, and within the next few decades they were replaced by electric streetcars. These transportation advancements made the neighborhood easily accessible to and from other parts of the city, and because of this, the area's population started to steadily increase thanks to an influx of immigrant laborers from Western European countries.

During this period of growth, Archer Avenue, the diagonal street that cuts through the neighborhood and is responsible for the first half of it's name, developed into one of the city's major thoroughfares. Along with Pulaski Road, Archer Avenue became the area's primary artery that connected the neighborhood's residents to the nearby stockyards and the business district downtown.

The second part of the Archer Heights name came from a developer that was building a subdivision in the neighborhood. According to the developer, "Heights" was meant to impart a sense of prestige, even though the region sat no higher than any of the territory around it.

 

Neighborhood Links

 

History of Archer Heights

 

Archer Heights Library

 

Resources in Archer Heights

Hospitals


Resurrection Health Care

(773) 388-4796
3232 West 55th Street

 

Post Office

 

(773) 863-1402

4922 South Kedzie Avenue

 

(773) 523-2145

3124 West 47th Street

 

(773) 767-1917

5645 South Archer Avenue

 

Schools


Curie Metro High School

(773) 535-2100

4959 South Archer Avenue

 

Kelly High School
(773) 535-4905

4136 South California Avenue

 

Gunsaulus Elementary Scholastic Academy
(773) 535-7215

4420 South Sacramento Avenue

 

Columbia Explorers Elementary Academy
(773) 535-9270

5250 South Rockwell Street

 

Sawyer Elementary School
(773) 535-0400

5248 South Sawyer Avenue

 

Grocery Stores

Pete's Fresh Market

(773) 523-4600

4700 South Kedzie Avenue

 

Jewel-Osco

(773) 284-7700

5320 South Pulaski Road

  

El Guero No 10

(773) 847-1600

4023 South Archer Avenue

  

Cool Places to Eat

 

Birrieria Zaragoza

(773) 523-3700

4852 South Pulaski Road

Cuisine: Mexican

 

Szalas Restaurant

(773) 582-0300

5214 South Archer Avenue

Cuisine: Polish

 

The New Pindo’s Restaurant

(773) 582-4955

4955 South Pulaski Road

Cuisine: American (Traditional)

 

Allstyle Buffet

(773) 927-6888

4305 South Pulaski Road

Cuisine: Buffet

 

Just-A-Pizza

(773) 585-8505

5136 South Archer Avenue

Cuisine: Pizza

 

Celina’s Delicatessen

(773) 582-5759

5089 South Archer Avenue

Cuisine: Deli

  

Chop Suey Express

(773) 735-3787

5200 South Pulaski Road

Cuisine: Chinese