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It was Jewish at the east, A little bit Swedish, German to the West. I grew up a few blocks west of what is now Boys Town in the 70's and 80's, it was pretty heavy with white ethnics like Irish & Polish; and Mexicans. The huge highrises east of Broadway kind of defy ethnicity, it wouldn't surprise me if there good numbers of all sorts of European ethnic groups, Jews as well. there were still a lot of German stores on Lincoln Avenue, but my understanding is that the German & Swedish populations had already begun moving north up to Lincoln Square.

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