PILSEN (Cermak y Damen)

Pilsen la Fortaleza Hispana

Pilsen se ha caracterizado siempre por el arte hispano y una fuerte inmigración latina procedente mayoritariamente de Mexico y otros paises Centro y Sur Americanos.

Pilsen es una area e el cual no traslada hacia las calles de una villa en Mexico , tienda , bares establecimientos comerciales y negocios al estilo Mexicano .

El idioma principal es el Español seguido del Ingles es este barrio histórico de Chicago.

Pilsen es una de las areas definida el la ciudad de Chicago parte de las 77 areas que engloba Chicago.

Lower West Side located on the west side of Chicago, Illinois, is one of 77 well-defined Chicago community areas. The area is called Pilsen by Chicago area residents.

Pilsen es un barrio mayoritariamente residencial pero el cual el los principios de 1800 la inmigración maoritariamente fue de Alemania e Irlanda .

En la entrada de los 1900´s los Alemanes e irlandeses fueron sustituidos por una fuerte influencia inmigratoria de Checkoslovakia Europeos del Este y despues del 1970 los Latinos fueron la mayoria despues de superar en numero a los Europeos del Este y ahora por el 2009 todavia son mayoria

El nombre "Pilsen" viene dado de un condado en Polonia llamado Pilzno .

Bienes Raices - Venta de Casas en Pilsen

Las Ventas de casas en Pilsen han bajado con todo illinois , la media de casas esta situada el los 130¨s y las casas reposeidas en Pilsen se disparan .

De todas formas Pilsen tiene mucho que ofrecer Cultura Historia y calidad de vida

si usted esta comparando barrios pilsen seria una de las opciones a tener en cuenta para la venta de casas .

Muchos Artistas y centros latinos de apoyo a la inmigracion latina viven en el Area de Pilsen por su historia y su gente . La venta de casas en Pilsen es buena aun cuando la crisis se agranda en el mundo Pilsen todavia se caracteriza por ventas regulares

El museo de artes de Mexico en Chicago esta situado en Pilsen de cultura Mexicana Chicana el museo abria sus puertas en el 1982 por Carlos Toledo

Gobierno infraestructura - Government and infrastructure

The United States Postal Service operates the Pilsen Post Office at 1859 South Ashland Avenue.

Barrios /Neighborhoods

Heart of Chicago - Corazon de Chicago
Heart of Chicago is a neighborhood located in the southwest corner of the Lower West Side community area and has an Italian restaurant strip on Oakley.

History English

Pilsen is a neighborhood made up of the residential sections of the Lower West Side community area of Chicago. In the late 19th century Pilsen was inhabited by Czech immigrants who named the district after Plzeň, the fourth largest city in what is now the Czech Republic. The population also included in smaller numbers other ethnic groups from the Austro-Hungarian Empire including Slovaks, Slovenes, Croats and Austrians, as well as immigrants of Polish and Lithuanian heritage. Many of the immigrants worked in the stockyards and the surrounding factories. As many early 20th Century American urban neighborhoods, however, Pilsen was home to the wealthy as well as the working class and doctors lived next to maids and laborers amongst businessmen with the whole area knitted together based on the ethnicities, mostly of Slavic descent, who were not readily welcome in other areas of the city.

The Czechs had replaced the Germans, who had settled there first with the Irish in the mid 1800s. Beginning in the early 1960s Pilsen became increasingly ethnically Mexican as people were forced to move when their former small enclave to the North of Pilsen was torn down in the early 1960s to make way for the University of Illinois at Chicago[2] Latinos became the majority in 1970 when they surpassed the Slavic population. The neighborhood continued to serve as port of entry for immigrants, both legal and undocumented immigrants and mostly of Mexican descent. Many elderly central Europeans, some even without English language skills, also still reside in Pilsen. Pilsen's Mexican population is increasingly dwarfed by what has become the largest Mexican neighborhood in Chicago, Little Village. Famed author Stuart Dybek hails from Pilsen and explores issues such as ethnic change and acculturation through his short stories in Childhood and Other Neighborhoods and The Coast of Chicago.

There is also a former county seat in Poland named Pilsen (Pilzno) from which a number of Polish Chicagoans hail, and in 2004 their organization the 'Pilsen' Society of Chicago Klub Pilznian festively celebrated its 80th anniversary


Pilsen's rich Neo-Bohemian Baroque architectural heritage as well as its proximity to the Loop and the highway system continue to strengthen its position as a neighborhood set for revival as reinvestment in formerly forlorn inner city neighborhoods continue to strengthen in Chicago. While many see this development as a good thing, there are also many Chicagoans who feel this could lead to increased gentrification, pushing lower-income families to other neighborhoods. The neighborhood has also begun to see a decline in the Latino predominance, which reached a peak of 89% in 2000, mostly made up of those with Mexican heritage. Many of the new residents to the neighborhood are not Hispanic and it is projected that the neighborhood will continue to become more diversified in the years ahead. Half of Pilsen's population in 1996 had turned over by 2000.

Development adjacent to Pilsen grew significantly on its northern border over the past decade with new construction as well as restoration of National Historic Register properties such as the 800+ unit South Water Market, an old concrete cold storage warehouse, and the Chicago Housing Authority's plan for transformation of the ABLA projects. That development has now spilled over into Pilsen proper with the now nearly complete Chantico Loft development, Union Row Townhomes as well as the defunct Centro 18 on 18th Street in East Pilsen. Infill construction of condominiums and single family homes is now in full force on the east side of the neighborhood as Pilsen becomes one of the next major development area for that type of infill construction.[citation needed] Some local advocacy groups have formed urging the neighborhood's alderman to curtail gentrification to preserve the Mexican-American cultural and demographic dominance. These groups have met with limited success, as many of the neighborhood's property owners are in favor of redevelopment and increasing property values. However, Pilsen became a National Historic Register District on February 1, 2006 at the behest of the alderman.

18th Street is an active commercial corridor, with Mexican bakeries, restaurants, and groceries though the principal district for Mexican shopping is 26th Street in Little Village, Chicago's other formerly majority Pan-Slavic community, which is currently the main area of successful Mexican immigrant commerce. The east side of the neighborhood along Halsted Street is one of Chicago's largest art districts, and the neighborhood is also home to the National Museum of Mexican Art. St Adalbert's dominates over the skyline with the opulence typical of churches in the Polish Cathedral style. Pilsen is also famous for its murals. The history of the murals is often misspoken of as a purely Mexican cultural type which is historically and factually inaccurate.[citation needed] The original murals in Pilsen along 16th Street started as a cooperative effort between Slavs and Mexicans when the neighborhood was undergoing change.[citation needed] If one looks closely one finds amongst the latter Mexican images the earlier ones which are decidedly non-Mexican and include storks, scenic European farms, and lipizzaner horses.

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