Chicago's Beverly/Morgan Park Neighborhood

Chicago's Beverly/Morgan Park Neighborhood

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Overview

Discover the Chicago community that transformed into a decadent escape after the Great Chicago fire.

Known as the "Village in the City," the Beverly/Morgan Park community developed as a country retreat for Chicago's social, political, and economic elite after the Great Chicago Fire of 1871. The area's geography also affected its development; a ridge formed by the last glacier to visit the area over 12,000 years ago placed the community at the highest elevation in the city and made it a perfect place to build large elaborate homes. With a section of the neighborhood designated as the Ridge Historic District on the National Register of Historic Places, Beverly/Morgan Park instantly stands out as a unique area of the city because of its diverse architectural styles, notable history, and strong sense of community.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780738531533
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing SC
Publication date: 08/20/2003
Series: Images of America Series
Pages: 128
Sales rank: 617,416
Product dimensions: 6.50(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.31(d)

About the Author


Using the extensive collection of images from the Ridge Historical Society, author Joe Oswald chronicles the growth, development, and continuity of this unique urban community. Mr. Oswald, a high school history teacher and author, has lived in the Village in the City his entire life.

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