East Lake View
"East Lake View" chronicles the story of Chicago's most popular neighborhood through history, anecdotes and more than 200 photos.
The neighborhood began as a rural resort for Chicagoans, grew into an urban haven for Swedes and Japanese-Americans fleeing discrimination, then became an enclave of head shops, hippies and punkers. East Lake View has come full circle and today is a tourist attraction known for Wrigleyville and Boystown. "East Lake View" is a sequel to "Lake View,"published in 2014.
About Matthew Nickerson (Chicago, Illinois Author)
Matthew Nickerson earned a bachelor’s degree in American history from the University of Chicago, going on to work for 25 years as a reporter and editor at five metropolitan Chicago newspapers, most recently the Sun-Times and Tribune. While a journalist, he got a master’s in European history. In 2014, he paired his newspaper skills and historical knowledge and became a family historian.
A Chicago resident and neighborhood buff, Matthew Nickerson wrote the Arcadia Publishing books on Lake View and East Lake View. He has lived on the South, West and North Sides. He is a member of the Chicago History Museum, the Newberry, Pritzker Military Museum & Library, Ravenswood-Lake View Historical Association, and the Chicago Jewish Historical Society.
When his children are grown, he aims to finish memorizing all the “hundreds” of Chicago’s streets. He also likes French history, all things Scottish, sailing and tennis.