From a social club in the late 1940s to a greaser gang in the 1950s, The Gaylords became a force to be reckoned with. From the 1960s on, the Gaylords spread throughout the City of Chicago.
Explaining, Documenting and Defining One of Chicago's Most Well Known Gangs
Historical Account of what it took to walk the streets of Chicago as white youth in the 1970s and 1980s. Learn why and how Chicago street gangs existed, and how the Gaylords grew from a neighborhood street gang in the 1950s into the largest white gang in Chicago.
The Chicago Gaylords, assumed to be a North Side Street Gang, had sections on the South Side in Sherman Park (55th and Ashland), 18th and Western (Pilsen area), and Bridgeport (Throop Street).
Gang colors: Black and light blue: all sections started by Kilbourn Park; Black and Gray: all sets started by Palmer Street; Black and Brown: all sections started by 18th and Western on the South Side.