Understanding Wicker Park: A History

As a creative epicenter, foodie hub, and one of the city’s great nightlife destinations, Wicker Park has only gotten hipper in recent years. The area is renowned for its architecture with buildings ranging from Art Deco landmarks on bustling Milwaukee Ave to historic mansions and modern condominiums on quiet side streets. Residents love the artsy laid-back vibe, great shopping, and location near the Loop on the CTA Blue Line and the Kennedy Expressway.

Part of Chicago since its incorporation in 1837, Wicker Park was originally a farming community. Many moved to the area after The Great Fire of 1871, and their brick and stone houses, many still standing, have long been a point of neighborhood pride. If one was to walk through the neighborhood in these early years, one would find a diverse community dotted with clothing, furniture, and musical instrument manufacturers along with breweries and steel mills. More...

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