Granite City’s Historic Lincoln Place

A century ago, Lincoln Place, on the western edge of Granite City, was a neighborhood of immigrant families, all with their own languages and customs. Their shops and churches catered to the ethnic groups that populated the neighborhood, and at the Community Center, families learned English along with citizenship. Many of the authors of these stories Lincoln Place stories are proud descendants of those immigrant families whose experiences as they adjusted to a new life in a new land are the story of America.