Old Irving Park

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Old Irving Park is indeed a crown jewel among Chicago neighborhoods. Located on the city's north side, it is peaceful and family oriented with a suburban-like charm. It has many handsomely restored older homes with distinctive architectural styles. Old Irving Park was the birthplace of Irving Park, a quaint suburb established in 1869 that was annexed by Chicago in 1889. It has a rich history with over a century of memories. Stately churches sit on quiet street corners exuding a neighborly spirit. Various churches and schools have held centennial celebrations, and old, majestic trees line every street. It has seen many changes but is still a thriving community with character, nice homes, and a legacy of civic-minded individuals and organizations.
ISBN: 9781467110549
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: Illinois
Series: Images of America
Images: 216
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
Wilfredo Cruz is a longtime resident of Old Irving Park. Having earned his PhD from the University of Chicago, he is a professor of sociology at Columbia College Chicago. He has published two other Arcadia Publishing books, Images of America: Puerto Rican Chicago and Images of America: Chicago Latinos at Work.
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