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Tour of Lincoln Square


Tour of Lincoln Square

Time: November 17, 2012 from 11am to 3pm
Location: River Park
Street: 5100 N Francisco
City/Town: Chicago
Website or Map:
Phone: 773-255-6347
Event Type: fun, architecture, history
Organized By: Lee Diamond
Latest Activity: Nov 17, 2012

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Chicago Community Area #4 sits 7 miles northwest of the loop. The community area was a construct of a 1920s University of Chicago project to categorize different areas of the city, but it is also a neighborhood within the community area, as are Ravenswood, Bowmanville, Budlong Woods and Ravenswood Manor. Previously this entire area was known as Ravenswood, and many residents still think of it that way. Formerly a farming community for celery and pickles, the area developed as the transportation access to the area increased. Families used to cart their goods to the city along Little Fort Road, today's Lincoln Avenue. In the 1890s, street cars created a new wave of development. In the 1900s, it was the Ravenswood elevated line and it spurred even more development. Utilizing the river and developing an industrial corridor on its banks was a further boom leading into the Great Depression. The area is filled with wonderful examples of bungalows, brick-flats, courtyard apartments and various Victorian houses and a number of requisite works by Clarence Hatzfeld, Dwight Perkins and Louis Sullivan.


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Comment by Lisa Curcio on November 17, 2012 at 3:08pm

Add my thanks.  Really enjoyed this and looking forward to West Town (my hood!).

Comment by Thunder Snow on November 17, 2012 at 2:59pm
Terrific ride, spectacular weather. Thanks, Lee!
Comment by Liz on November 13, 2012 at 9:57am

I would love to see the tour of our hood, I even see our block on the route map, but Cameron and I will both be out of town.   :(

Comment by Lisa Curcio on November 11, 2012 at 7:31am

The ten day forecast (which is probably not worth the web site I found it on) says 50 and partly cloudy!  Perfect.  I am rooting for it since the last time I tried a tour it poured!

Comment by Donna Nitz on November 4, 2012 at 2:10pm
Gotta get ready for Turkey day....hope to catch another ride. Loved the Uptown ride!!!!!!!!
Comment by Tank-Ridin' Ryan on October 29, 2012 at 11:09pm

The beginning of mile 12 looks delicious and tortilla-centric.

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