History

September once again plays an important role in Wicker Park's "life"

Date: 
09/06/2019
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Thanks to D.S. Lee's land purchases starting in 1847, M.L. Stewart's efforts in 1868, Alderman McGrath's action with Chicago's City Council on Sept. 19, 1870, followed by Stewart's generosity on Sept. 26, 1870, and the 2019 $67,000 gift from the Wicker Park Bucktown SSA #33, there will be a celebration in Wicker Park, 1425 N. Damen. Ave., Sun., Sept. 8, at noon. Everyone is invited to be part of the event at the iconic Gurgoyle Fountain. 

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This is 100th year of leaping forward

Date: 
03/09/2017
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When 2 a.m. Sunday, March 11, becomes 3 a.m., it will be the 100th time daylight saving time will take effect!

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Chicago's Polish Triangle officially to receive honorary designation "The Polish Triangle"

Date: 
12/06/2013
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The parcel of land bound by Division St., Milwaukee Ave. and Ashland Ave. is on its way to officially be named the "Polish Triangle." 

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A time to honor those who gave their lives for our Nation --Memorial Day

Date: 
05/30/2011
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Like so many traditions, the original start of Memorial Day celebrations is not known.

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A Steinway or nothing for Paderewski at the Columbian Exposition in 1893

Date: 
04/28/2011
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"The World's Fair (Columbian Exposition) was opening in a week. Chicago and the nation were ready. But now, there was a good chance that the musical headliner would not perform," relates John R. Schmidt in a story on Chicago Now.

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Eight brewery tied-houses and one stable proposed for Chicago landmark designation have close ties to Wicker Park

Date: 
12/15/2010
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Chicago Landmarks Commission proposed thematic Landmark Designation of eight former Schiltz Brewery tied-houses and one stable are closely tied to early residents of Wicker Park.

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