A Project by
Rod Sellers
Chicago's East Side 
Commercial Sites
East Side Welcome
East Side Commerce Introduction
 99th Ewing Shopping District
 East Side Theater
Commerce of the East Side

       Numerous commercial enterprises developed in the East Side community fueled by the prosperity of the steel mill community.  Until recently most were family owned and operated enterprises.  The original shopping district of the East Side was near 99th and Ewing Avenue close to the train station.  After the turn of the century, the business center of the community moved to 106th and Ewing Avenue.  More recently the East Side Mall was built on the southern end of the community.  Many of the smaller businesses were forced to close as larger franchises opened in the area.

 Click on the links at the left to tour commercial sites of 
Chicago's East Side.

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