Author: Hope Shannon

Thank you to Dr. Jim Akerman, Peterson Woods resident and Curator of Maps and Director of the Hermon Dunlap Smith Center for the History of Cartography at the Newberry Library, for presenting “Mapping the Early Roads of Chicago’s North Side” on February 17 at Budlong Woods Library. A few photographs from the event, courtesy of […]

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The Historian is the Rogers Park/West Ridge Historical Society’s award-winning newsletter. Winter 2016 Issue Download and/or view the Winter 2016 issue here. Contents: “House Walk 2015 Revisits ‘Birchwood Beach’ Neighborhood of Rogers Park” Volunteer Profile: Dona Vitale From the Editor “Rogers Park’s Norman Ross, Sr., Olympian Swimmer, Military Pilot, and Broadcaster” “Fun, Games, and Good […]

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The Historian is the Rogers Park/West Ridge Historical Society’s award-winning newsletter. Fall 2015 Issue Download and/or view the Fall 2015 issue here. Contents: “RPWRHS moves to 7363 N. Greenview Avenue in Jarvis Square!” Collectors Corner August 2015 Glenwood Arts District Walking Tour From the President’s Desk Volunteer Profile: Rachel Boyle “Walter Burley and Marion Mahony […]

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RP/WRHS board member and Education Committee Chair Katherine Macica was interviewed by ABC 7 Chicago for their “7 on the Streets” feature. For “7 on the Streets,” ABC reporters investigate the origins of Chicago’s street names. Reporter Rox Varon sat down with Macica to discuss streets in Rogers Park and West Ridge. Wolcott Avenue, Grand […]

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On May 9th, the Rogers Park/West Ridge Historical Society, the Chicago Park District, the Australian Consulate-General of Chicago, and the Honorable Joe Moore, Alderman of the 49th Ward, hosted the dedication of the Marion Mahony Griffin Beach Park at West Jarvis Avenue and Lake Michigan. After the dedication, the Australian Consulate-General of Chicago sponsored a […]

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