2014 marks the 20th year since the open-air Maxwell Street Market was closed at its historic site on Maxwell Street in 1994 for the UIC/University Village redevelopment.
Today, the world-famous Maxwell Street Market which was created by city ordinance in 1912, operates on DesPlaines Ave. extending north from Roosevelt Rd. every Sunday year-round, from 7 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Come hear and see wonderful commentary and slides of what the Maxwell Street Market use to be like.
Chicago’s Maxwell Street – Slide Lecture by Lori Grove
Powell’s Books University Village, Community Room
1218 S. Halsted / (312) 243-9070
Sunday, December 7 at 3:30 p.m.
(free of charge)
Throughout its history, Maxwell Street has been one of Chicago’s most photographed places. Now the unique character of this world-renowned marketplace is preserved on the pages of this book, Chicago’s Maxwell Street, co-authored by Lori Grove and Laura Kamedulski for the Maxwell Street Foundation. (Images of America series, Arcadia Publishing, Inc., 2002)