National Affairs: Julius Talks to Calvin

Back in the era of good Queen Victoria, there was really only one place to live in Chicago—and that was on the South Side. New York had its brownstone fronts and Fifth Avenue chateaux, but Chicago had only its sprawling gingerbread Gothic and its Prairie Avenue. Sooty railroads, industry, and worst of all, the "black belt" began to creep up to the gingerbread creations. Society surrendered. It began an exodus to the North Side —to Lake Shore Drive, Astor Street, Sheridan Road, Lake Forest. Not so, Julius Rosenwald—he would stand by the South...

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