Auburn Gresham


Neighborhood Description


The recent history of Auburn Gresham is somewhat similar to that of the areas that surround it: once predominantly Irish Catholic, the racial makeup of the neighborhood quickly changed in the the 1960s and 1970s when African Americans began moving into the area from surrounding communities. Where this neighborhood differs from many others, though, is the fact that the transition was aided by strong community leadership and churches in the neighborhood, most notably St. Sabina. The community was able to make the transition "more peaceful" than in surrounding areas because of this support and leadership, and it had "less of a destructive effect on property values and a less embittering experience for many."


Neighborhood Links


History of Auburn Gresham


Auburn Gresham Portal


Resources in Auburn Gresham


Holy Cross Hospital

(773) 884-9000
2701 West 68th Street


Post Office


(773) 239-9309

8345 South Ashland Avenue


(773) 779-5710

10238 South Vincennes Avenue



St. Rita of Cascia High School

(773) 925-6600

7740 South Western Avenue


Leo High School
(773) 224-9600

7901 South Sangamon Street


Simeon Career Academy High School
(773) 535-3200

8147 South Vincennes Avenue


Oakdale Christian Academy
(773) 779-9554

9440 South Vincennes Avenue


St. Sabina School
(773) 483-8011

7801 South Throop Street


Grocery Stores

Pete’s Produce Loomis

(773) 445-0990

1411 West 87th Street



(773) 487-8700

101 West 87th Street


Food 4 Less

(773) 358-4180

112 West 87th Street #G1


Z & S Food & Liquors

(773) 233-9722

1351 West 87th Street



(773) 962-4504

7908 South Halsted Street #A


Cool Places to Eat


Lagniappe Creole Cajun Joynt

(773) 994-6375

1525 West 79th Street

Cuisine: Cajun/Creole


BJ's Market & Bakery

(773) 723-7000

1156 West 79th Street

Cuisine: Southern


Italian Fiesta Pizzeria

(773) 684-2222

7834 South Halsted Street

Cuisine: Italian, Pizza


Nick's Gyros

(773) 224-6612

7858 South Ashland Avenue

Cuisine: Burgers, Hot Dogs


Southern Connection Bar B Que

(773) 238-8888

1710 West 87th Street

Cuisine: Barbeque


Corner Cafe

(773) 483-8690

8458 South Green Street

Cuisine: Sandwiches


Turner’s Family Soul Food Restaurant

(773) 488-5700

8233 South Ashland Avenue

Cuisine: Soul Food