History in Pilsen

2030 22nd Place

The Untouchables - Eliot Ness's House

Eliot Ness's (Kevin Costner) home is at 2030 22nd Place  in the Pilsen neighborhood.

History in Pilsen
Vintage Restaurants

2424 South Oakley Ave


Bruna Cani, also known as "Bella Bruna," opened this restaurant in 1933 in a neighborhood then rich with immigrants from the Tuscany region of Italy.  Bruna, who would dance on the bar for the delight of her hungry patrons, continued to dish out Italian fare until illness forced her to retire in 1981, at which time she sold the restaurant to Luciano Silvestri, a fellow native of Tuscany who, like bruna, specializes in northern Italian cuisine. 

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History in Pilsen

1922 South Halsted Street

Bessie Abramowitz and Sidney Hillman

Labor activists Bessie Abramowitz and Sidney Hillman helped devise the system of collective bargaining and arbitration.  The two were leaders of both the United Garment Workers Union and the Amalgamated Clothing Workers of America.  The couple resided at 1922 South Halsted Street, where Abramowitz started the historic garmet workers strike.