Eighty years ago, Richard J. Daley and Eleanor “Sis” Daley moved into their home in Bridgeport, the Chicago neighborhood where they had both grown up. The Daleys purchased two lots of land and had the house built quickly. “On August 15 we broke ground. We moved in on November 15,” Eleanor recalled in an oral history interview she gave on July 18, 2002 [PDF].

Image of the Daley family home in Bridgeport

The Daley family home in Bridgeport. Photo: László Kondor. MSLASZ13_0002_0003_002

Mayor Richard J. and Eleanor "Sis" Daley outside their home on St. Patrick's Day, circa 1972-1976.

Mayor Richard J. and Eleanor “Sis” Daley outside their home on St. Patrick’s Day, circa 1972-1976. Photo László Kondor. MSLASZ13_0004_0011_024

Source

Interview with Eleanor “Sis” Daley, July 18, 2002 [PDF]. Richard J. Daley Oral History Collection, Special Collections and University Archives, University of Illinois at Chicago.