Tag: neighborhood history

The Black Metropolis History Consortium is dedicated to discovering, preserving and promoting the use of materials documenting the history of Black Chicago. Marcia Walker-McWilliams, the group’s Executive Director, will talk about her organization’s efforts to make the history of African-Americans in Chicago available for all of us today and for historians and researchers in the […]

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Open House Chicago has been reimagined for 2020. Hosted by the Chicago Architecture Center, the event spans more than 20 Chicago neighborhoods, including Rogers Park, and has been extended to November 1. The event is a showcase of the fascinating history, architecture, and culture of the city’s diverse neighborhoods, through both online and outdoor events. Download […]

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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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Larry Shure is a preservation planner who has lived in Rogers Park for 20 years. Since 2006 he has shared his neighborhood observations, sketches, diagrams and maps on his blog, Ultra Local Geography, with a unique artistic flair. His Illustrated presentation, Historic Architecture and Development in Rogers Park/West Ridge: Selected Entries from the Ultra Local […]

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Join Rob Case, our Ace Photo Archivist, for the last Great Chicago House Hunt session of the year, where he’ll show you how to use digital resources like Google Streetview, old phone books and other internet resources to search for clues in unidentified photos. No experience necessary, but it helps if you’re comfortable with using Google for searches and have basic internet skills.

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