Hidden History of Old Town

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New York has Greenwich Village; New Orleans has its French Quarter; Paris has Montmartre. And Chicago has its own little piece of charm that rivals them all. Chicago has Old Town—an oasis in the steel and stone heart of the city, an old-fashioned, do-it-yourself neighborhood beloved by artists and entrepreneurs as the perfect place to find a muse and raise a family. And while a casual, inobservant visitor can feel the magnetism of the place, lifelong residents may still be unaware of the hidden bits of history Old Town has drawn into itself. Until now.
ISBN: 9781609492076
Format: Paperback
Publisher: The History Press
State: Illinois
Series: Hidden History
Images: 59
Pages: 176
Dimensions: 6 (w) x 9 (h)
Shirley Baugher has been an Old Towner for more than thirty years. Through the years, Shirley has served her adopted neighborhood as a volunteer for the various programs and activities of the Old Town Triangle Association and was president of that organization for three years. She wrote three books about Old Town, describing its history, its architecture and its famous (and near-famous) inhabitants. In 2006, she won a Landmarks Preservation award for her history of Old Town. In 2011, she was recognized by Mayor Richard M. Daley as one of Chicago's outstanding women during Women's History Month. Shirley came to Old Town from Evanston, a city almost as familiar to her as Old Town.
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