Cherie Lockett Papers
This small collection consists of five folders regarding the Lake Meadows residential community in its first year.
- Lockett, Cherie (Person)
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Biographical / Historical
Lake Meadows, a 2,000 apartment large scale housing project in Bronzeville, opened in 1953. People contested construction of the complex because it was a privately funded by New York Life Insurance Company and displaced people living along Cottage Grove Avenue. The 5 12-story residential buildings, along with Lake Meadows Shopping Center, opened on South Parkway (now Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive) between 31st and 35th Street. The apartments were designed for families, married couples, and single individuals in the modern style.
0.25 Linear Feet (in 1 box)
Language of Materials
This small collection consists of rare promotional and descriptive materials on the first years of Lake Meadows, a middle-class housing development in Bronzeville owned by New York Life Insurance Corporation.
The folders in this collection are organized chronologically and then alphabetically by title.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Donated by Cherie Lockett on December 13, 2017
- Guide to the Cherie Lockett Papers
- Chloe Waryan, Librarian
- April 2021
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
- Language of description
- Script of description
Part of the Vivian G. Harsh Research Collection Repository
Woodson Regional Library
Chicago Public Library
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