Gapers Block has ceased publication.

Gapers Block published from April 22, 2003 to Jan. 1, 2016. The site will remain up in archive form. Please visit Third Coast Review, a new site by several GB alumni.
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Here's a "Community Settlement Map for 1950 (bigger) from the Department of Development and Planning under Mayor Richard J. Daley. The color delineations can be hard to differentiate sometimes, but it's an interesting snapshot of the city 60 years ago. Compare it to the map for 1900.

 
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