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Wicker Park

🧐How did the Wicker Park neighborhood come about? Incorporated into the city limits in 1837, Wicker Park mostly sat idle, until brothers Charles G. and Joel H. Wicker bought and developed it in 1870. These two donated the four-acre triangular park and divided up the surrounding land into building lots. After seeing the devastation of …

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Why is Bucktown called Bucktown? Now a very upscale neighborhood with tons of restaurants, bars, shops, the 606 trail, and million dollar single family homes. It once wasn’t so high end. Over 100 years ago, it was basically a bunch of farms. The neighborhood mostly consisted of European settlers raising goats, cows, and even chickens …

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