February 22, 2008

Dover Street Historic District

From today's Sun-Times:

Dover Street residents have been successful in making their street a historic district. From left to right are block president John Holden and residents Tim Hamilton and Nancy Polich.
John Stewart / Sun-Times

Dover Street blocks get landmark status
February 22, 2008

In 1891, Graceland Cemetery Corporation decided to sell some land adjacent to what is now the celebrated eternal resting place of rich and famous Chicagoans.

The area became known as Sheridan Park -- bordered by West Montrose and West Lawrence avenues, North Broadway and North Clark, with Wilson Avenue running down the middle -- and was built to create an eight-square block suburban-style haven for the well-to-do in Uptown.

The streets and lots were laid out by landscape architect Ossian Simonds, who also had a hand in the design of Graceland Cemetery across the street...

For rest of story, go to Sun Times.


Anonymous said...

Hi, I'm Gwen Polich (daughter of Nancy Polich in the picture) and I just wanted to complement you on this magnificent website! Uptown is such a great neighborhood and has an amazing history. Great job!

Joanne said...

Thanks, Gwen! I'm glad there are so many people out there interested in our neighborhood's history!


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