Hull House

The Ethnic Cleansing of the Hull House Neighborhood

The Ethnic Cleansing of the Hull House Neighborhood Following is the sequence of events, beyond the presentation made to the UIC Board of Trustees earlier, which further documents that the leadership of the Jane Addams’ Hull House Museum (JAHHM) is … Continue reading

Bowen Country Club: The Hull House Summer Camp

Bowen Country Club: The Hull House Summer Camp Vince Romano, et al www.TaylorStreetArchives.com In 1912, Jane Addams and Mrs. Louse DeKoven Bowen purchased the 72 acre site on the north end of Waukegan, IL, to add to the recently completed … Continue reading

The Debs

The “Young Debs” at Bowen Country Club, 1951 Top: Lu Caruso, Maryann Altier, Jackie Bagnola, Marge De Talve, Tommie Romano 3rd: Rose Ranieri, Fran Tarsitano, Cookie Valerio 2nd: Marilyn Ferraro, Rosalie Carengella, Louise De Palma, -?, Paulette Cassale Bottom: Lu … Continue reading

Notable Athletes with Roots to the Legendary Taylor Street

Notable Athletes with Roots to the Legendary Taylor Street Excerpted from the Taylor Street Archives website. Luke Capuano, one of the many successful fistfighters produced by Taylor Street

Angelo Mistretta Biography

Angelo Mistretta Biography February 13, 2010 I was born on February 16, 1925 in Chicago, Illinois at home by a mid-wife. My address was 560 West Gilpin Street (now called Cabrini Street). My siblings are as follows: Margaret (Maggie), Bella, … Continue reading

Introductory Story: Growing Up in Taylor Street's Little Italy

I was asked by the Near West Gazette to write an overview of my experiences in growing up in Little Italy prior to their publishing the remaining stories contained in the Taylor Street Archives. Their assumption was that my experiences … Continue reading

Hull House Memories

I was born on Taylor St. In 1926, my youth was spent at the Hull House & Bowen Country Club. I loved Jane Addams. I remember my Mom making Canolis which I would bring to her at Christmas. She was … Continue reading

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