Lincoln Place is a neighborhood in Granite City west of downtown, near the Chain of Rocks Canal. In the first decade of the 20th century, Hungarian immigrants migrated to Granite City to work in the city’s growing industries, including the National Enameling & Stamping Company. They established a community west of town in an area that became known as Hungary Hollow. Other immigrant groups followed, including Bulgarians, Macedonians, Italians, Mexicans, and Armenians fleeing the Armenian genocide. In 1916, during World War I, residents of Hungary Hollow decided to rename the community Lincoln Place to demonstrate loyalty to the United States.1
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|1.||arrow_upward||“Lincoln Place: A Brief History,” Lincoln Place Heritage Association website, Accessed 15 December, 2015.|
Lincoln Place Articles (3 Total)
|February 14, 2017 by Lesley Thomson|
|November 1, 2012 by Ellen Nore|
|July 5, 2017 by Jeff Manuel and James Parrill|