Address Renumbering · City Directories · Street Name Changes

Chicago Street Address Renumbering

In my last post, I explained briefly how to find Chicago street names that changed. That is not the only aspect of Chicago address changes that you may encounter. On 22 June 1908 Chicago’s city council passed an ordinance to use a new street numbering system. It went into effect 1 September 1909. The city… Continue reading Chicago Street Address Renumbering

Census · Chicago · Enumeration Districts · Street Name Changes · Wards

Browse for a Specific Chicago Address in the Census

Street addresses first appear on U.S. federal censuses in 1880 and every census year after that. To find a specific address you need to know the enumeration district (ED). In the years 1910, 1920, and 1940, you must also know the ward. Recently I helped someone search for 427 Beethoven Place in the 1920 census.… Continue reading Browse for a Specific Chicago Address in the Census