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].
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.