Mount Greenwood

Bridget H. and Kay H. Period 5 1/16

Mount Greenwood is located in Community Area 74, 14 miles Southwest of the loop. One attraction that Mount Greenwood has today is that they have dog and horse racing tracks. They also have Saint Xavier University which is located within the neighborhood. Some lounge areas that are located in Mount Greenwood are Irish and German saloons that offer food and drinks.

In 1936, the Works Progress Administration finally laid sewage systems and paved and lighted the streets. Also, from the 1930s to 1950s, population grew and young families came and made new schools, parks, and public recreation areas. By the 1980s, Mount Greenwood had the last surviving farm in Chicago. This farm was developed at the Chicago High school for Agricultural Sciences.

Mount Greenwood had many different ethnic groups. Some of the ethnic groups are Methodist and Reformed. These groups were later joined by the Irish, Welsh, English, Poles, Lithuanians, Swedes, Norwegians, Danes, Germans, and Dutch Protestants. Two fun facts about Mount Greenwood are that it has only one industry, the Beverly Shear Company. Also, it is surrounded by eight cemeteries.