Neighborhood

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

Hospitals


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

 

Schools


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

 

Jewel-Osco

(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

 

Save-A-Lot

(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