Sandburg Village, 1964
Neighborhood in the
Near North Side
Community Area. Sandburg Village stands on the former divide between the slums of the Near North Side and the
In 1961, the city accepted a $6,411,000 bid from a group of investors headed by Arthur Rubloff to erect high-rise rental
buildings on cleared
land located between Division Street and North Avenue along Clark and LaSalle. They named the complex for poet Carl Sandburg and the buildings for other literary luminaries. Although less expensive than those in neighboring Gold Coast, the apartments were far beyond the range of former residents. The new inhabitants were mostly middle-income, young professionals. Subsequent townhouses appealed to white families contemplating moving to the suburbs. In 1979, Sandburg Village converted to
Berger, Miles L.
They Built Chicago.