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Oakland is a neighborhood of Chicago. [NOTE: This is not the only community in Illinois named Oakland. For links to other places called Oakland, IL, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]


The community is bounded roughly by Lake Michigan, 35th Street, 43rd Street, and Cottage Grove Avenue.
Former and merged names include:
· Cleaverville
Charles Cleaver moved his oil factory to the shore of Lake Michigan, near 38th Street, in 1851.

Cleaver then went about making the area habitable for his workers. His projects included the construction of wooden cottages, numerous meeting houses that served many community functions, a train station, and a grocery store.

By the 1860s and 1870s, the community had become an attractive suburban enclave, one that even included city and state elites.

As part of Hyde Part Township, in 1889, Oakland was annexed by Chicago.

The years around the turn of the 20th century were tumultous for the neighboorhood. Many residents decided to move out.


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