History Articles

2020 RPWRHS Historic House Walk: A (Virtual) Walk Through Time and Place Instead of spending just one Sunday afternoon touring interesting historic homes in one neighborhood of Rogers Park or West Ridge, in 2020 we extended the tour over five Sundays and the whole community through virtual tours on Zoom. Weekly Episodes of A Walk […]

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By Kay McSpadden, Rogers Park/West Ridge Historical Society Board Member  On Nov 4, 2019 Marjorie Fritz-Birch spoke as part of the Living History program.  Fifty years ago, Her mother Jean Fritz had been one of the jurors at the Chicago 7 Trial, one of the most important and controversial events of 2oth Century Chicago History. […]

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by Hank Morris At midnight of Tuesday December 27, 1910 the direct track connection between the Chicago Evanston Avenue (now Broadway) line and the Evanston Chicago Avenue (in Chicago known as Clark Street) line was cut at Clark and Howard without any notice, in an event called “cutting the line.” The company failed to inform […]

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