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Lincoln Place

December 15, 2017

Last modified: December 15, 2017

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

To access the Lincoln Place Heritage Association website, follow this link.

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1. Lincoln Place: A Brief History,” Lincoln Place Heritage Association website, Accessed 15 December, 2015.
Cite this article: Ben Ostermeier and Nichol Allen, "Lincoln Place," Madison Historical: The Online Encyclopedia and Digital Archive for Madison County, Illinois, last modified December 15, 2017,
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