Thursday, April 29, 2010

Lincoln Park, Chicago

Lincoln Park, US

The Lincoln Park neighborhood stretches from North Avenue to Diversely Parkway and from the lakefront on the east to about Racine Avenue on the west. The adjoining lakefront park is also called Lincoln Park (causing occasional confusion), though it stretches several miles farther north than the neighborhood.

The Chicago Historical Society contains an extensive collection of historic costumes as well as history galleries where you can view Lincoln’s deathbed and artifacts and first hand testimonials from the great Chicago Fire of 1871. Children love to climb aboard the pioneer locomotive, Chicago’s first train.

You will find elegant town houses and small apartment buildings from the late 1800s and early 1900s in the Lincoln Park neighborhood, the heart of which is the intersection of Fullerton Avenue, Lincoln Avenue, and Hasted Street. The area declined after World War Ii as residents moved to the suburbs but it was rediscovered in the 1970s; now it is full of million dollar homes, coffee houses and funky boutiques.

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