Former North Center post office. Photo by Zol87
This Saturday, we will be pedaling around the community of North Center to learn about the history and architecture of this near north-side community just 5 miles northwest of the Loop. We’ll meet up at Revere Park and take a few hours to ride the 15 mile route through Chicago Community Area #5 and view and learn about its historic homes along its friendly neighborhood streets.
The roots of the community’s early days in Chicago were rooted in brickyards and light industry. Many of the residents were laborers that worked in the factories and clay pits on the banks of the North Branch of the Chicago River. Over the years, the area was transformed by the depression, the War, the postwar years and the forces of city dynamics. It is today home to several neighborhoods, the namesake North Center, Roscoe Village and St. Bens, each brimming with interesting architecture and character. Join us to explore the community of North Park and enjoy some historic buildings by the likes of Dwight Perkins, Clarence Hatzfeld, Herman Von Holst, William Bryce Mundie, Arthur Hussander, Pond and Pond, Jarvis Hunt, Paul Gerhardt and John C. Christensen.
Tour of North Center
Saturday July 14 at 11:00 a.m.
Revere Park at 2509 W Irving Park
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