A Project by
Rod Sellers
Chicago's East Side 
Industrial Sites
East Side Welcome
Industrial Sites
Republic Steel
Youngstown Steel
Wisconsin Steel
State Line Generating Station
U. S. Steel South Works
U-505 Project

Industrial and Labor History of the Southeast Side

 The Southeast Side of Chicago was filled with many steel mills and other industrial concerns.  The mills provided the residents of the area with stable blue collar jobs and a good standard of living.  The jobs available in the area attracted many people of many ethnic types and created a number of ethnic neighborhoods.  The mills of the Southeast Side affected not only the immediate area but also the rest of the world. 

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

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