Sunday, November 14, 2010

Trip 77: Old Edgebrook District

Date: November 14, 2010
Trip: 77
Landmarks Visited: 1
Landmarks To-Date: 208
Landmarks Remaining: 145

On a brisk and overcast Sunday morning Shawn and I drove to the Old Eldgebrook District on the northwest side of Chicago. It's an unusual neighborhood for Chicago because it's surrounded by forest preserve and a golf course. It definitely feels like you're out in the county. There are lots of mature trees, the houses have big yards, and the streets don't even have curbs. (The FPD on the trail maker in one of the photos stands for the Forest Preserve District of Cook County.)

According to the landmark sign, this neighborhood was planned in 1894 and is an example of a 'railroad suburb'. It was built near a station for the Milwaukee, Chicago & St. Paul Railroad.

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