Thursday, March 18, 2010

Trip 5; Wicker Park District

Yesterday I walked to the historic district in Wicker Park. It's a neighborhood of impressive brick and stone homes (and mansions) from probably the turn of the last century. The homes are more urban than those on Hawthorne Place that I visited just a couple of days ago. To me Wicker Park is more representative of Chicago. I think of 2 or 3 story grey stones as typical of Chicago-style. Wicker Park has many of these.

I remember reading somewhere that Wicker Park was home to the original beer barons in Chicago. Beer apparently paid for a lot back in the day.


1 comment:

  1. This is an awesome idea! I'm so glad that you're doing this.