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Cherie Lockett Papers

Identifier: harsh-2007-12

Content Description

This small collection consists of five folders regarding the Lake Meadows residential community in its first year.


  • 1953


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Materials are open without restrictions

Conditions Governing Use

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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

Related Materials

Related materials at the Chicago Public Library include: •

  • George Cleveland Hall Branch Archives
  • William McBride, Jr. Papers
  • Arthur Logan Papers
  • Arthur Logan Papers

Guide to the Cherie Lockett Papers
Chloe Waryan, Librarian
April 2021
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Repository Details

Part of the Vivian G. Harsh Research Collection Repository

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