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One of the city's most popular neighborhoods, Lincoln Park contains the zoo, the conservatory, active night life, DePaul University, access to the lake front, a variety of dining options, and massive homes. Lincoln Park Zoo (opened in 1868) is free and open every day.

The Chicago Crush >a project by designer and Chicagoan Steve Shanabruch to create a logo for each of the Chicago neighborhoods.

Interesting book about racism in chicago neighborhoods.

Interesting book about racism in chicago neighborhoods.

Dunning (Chicago). ...this area was slow to attract new residents. The most likely reason for this was the fact that Dunning's property was just south of Cook County's poor farm and insane asylum. After a single-track rail line was extended to the facilities in 1882, "the Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul “crazy train” brought patients, supplies, and medicines" to the facilities. The county also built a station, naming it for Dunning, a name that became synonymous with the insane asylum.

Named for Andrew Dunning, who purchased 120 acres of land after the Civil War in hopes of starting a village and nursery, this area was slow to attract new.

Fountain of Time, Lorado Taft's 126 foot long statue in Washington Park, was part of a  World's Columbian Exposition.  His theme, celebrating the 100 year anniversary of the Treaty of Ghent, was chosen for the Midway.  The statue shows the spectrum of humanity at stages of life (birth, the struggle for existence, love, family life, religion, poetry, and war). All 100 figures, one for each year since the treaty was signed, are parading past Father Time. It was finally completed in 1920.

Fountain of Time, Lorado Taft's 126 foot long statue in Washington Park, was an integral part of a Midway Plaisance beautification plan that was first proposed.

WPA-Inspired Chicago Neighborhoods Posters

WPA-Inspired Neighborhood Prints by The Chicago Neighborhoods. I love this one for the South Loop.

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