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Bridgeport


Bridgeport is a neighborhood on the south side. and still today, a large section of the neighborhood has served as an enclave of the Irish-American community in Chicago, as large numbers of immigrants from Ireland settled in this working class neighborhood beginning in the 1830s. Bridgeport has also been home to a large number of Lithuanian-Americans, particularly along Lituanica Avenue, which runs between 31st and 35th Streets one block west of Halsted. Today, there are also large numbers of first and second generation Mexican-Americans who, like the Irish immigrants of the mid-late 19th Century, also settled in the Bridgeport area due to its affordability and proximity to their work.

Notably, Bridgeport is directly west of the small Armour Square, Chicago neighborhood, location of U.S. Cellular Field, which is also commonly known as Comiskey Park or Sox Park the home park of the 2005 World Series champion Chicago White Sox. The father-son mayors of Chicago, Richard J. and Richard M. Daley, are both Bridgeport natives.

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