With one exception, the directories linked here are City of Chicago Directories.

These City of Chicago Directories were published every year through 1917, then again in 1923, and again in 1928. The Newberry Library has a complete set….on microfilm.

However, several years have been digitized and are available online.

Click here for those available on the website.  For Edgewater, they are 1892, 1900, 1910, and 1923.

Click here for the 1928 Polk reverse directory.  It is helpful if you know the address and are interested who lived at that address in 1928.  It is particularly helpful to find businesses that occupied specific storefronts in 1928.