Edgewater Historical Society

Edgewater Historical Society The Edgewater Historical Society was founded in 1988 as a non-profit organization to promote the preservation of historical structures and landmarks within the Edgewater neighborhood.
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If you've followed our exhibit about the rising levels of Lake Michigan, "High Water and Hell," you might be interested ...
01/15/2021

If you've followed our exhibit about the rising levels of Lake Michigan, "High Water and Hell," you might be interested in this virtual talk.

When: Jan 28, 2021 7:00 – 8:00 pm Central Standard Time (US and Canada)

The event is free, but registration is required.

Register in advance for this Zoom presentation:
https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZwvcOCvrTstGNYDE0zGK6lueH5OjqsEa28s

We’re back in business
01/09/2021

We’re back in business

The brick that broke the window. Now an Historical artifact
01/09/2021

The brick that broke the window. Now an Historical artifact

Edgewater Beach Memories: In particular we’d like a photo of anyone at the Yacht club or on the Beach walk or even on th...
01/04/2021
Welcome | Edgewater Historical Society

Edgewater Beach Memories:

In particular we’d like a photo of anyone at the Yacht club or on the Beach walk or even on the tennis courts. These would probably be personal photos and we could scan them and return them. If you don’t need them back they will be accessioned into the Edgewater Historical Society collections.

This is part of a project to produce an Arcadia Book about the hotel by John Holden and Kathy Gemperle in conjunction with the Edgewater Historical Society.

“Do you have a photo, experience or even just a favorite family story about the wonders of the old Edgewater Beach Hotel? If so, the authors of a new book on the hotel would love to talk to you. Please contact John Holden at [email protected] and include in the message line: EBH Memories.”
Please contact us through the web site, www.edgewaterhistory.org or you can call the museum at 773-506-4849 and leave a message.

Note: The Edgewater Historical Society Museum will be closed to the public until further notice. We will let you know when we feel it is safe and healthy to resume our normal hours. In the meantime, guided tours of the Museum’s current exhibits are available by appointment. To request one, use the...

Zinn Education Project
12/04/2020
Zinn Education Project

Zinn Education Project

#tdih On Dec. 4, 1969, Black Panther Party members Fred Hampton, 21, and Mark Clark, 22, were shot to death by 14 police officers as they lay sleeping in their Chicago apartment.

While authorities claimed the Panthers had opened fire on the police who were there to serve a search warrant, evidence later emerged that the FBI (as part of COINTELPRO), the Cook County state’s attorney’s office, and the Chicago police conspired to assassinate Fred Hampton.

Click the link to learn more and find a lesson plan about COINTELPRO, the FBI campaign to spy on, infiltrate, discredit, and disrupt all corners of the Black Freedom Movement. #TeachOutsideTextbook

Help us get our lesson about COINTELPRO into the hands of more teachers. All our lessons are offered to teachers for free, thanks to your support. Donate today: https://www.zinnedproject.org/donate/

WBEZ
12/01/2020
WBEZ

WBEZ

The Chicago City Council zoning committee unanimously voted to reject the controversial Pilsen Historical Landmark ordinance — a win for some who feared it would speed gentrification in the neighborhood.

http://ow.ly/kPcL50CzZcU

The Beatles, Chicago and the 1960sSaturday, December 5th at 11 a.m. Did you know The Beatles partied in Edgewater?For ma...
11/30/2020

The Beatles, Chicago and the 1960s
Saturday, December 5th at 11 a.m.

Did you know The Beatles partied in Edgewater?

For many in the 1960s, The Beatles revolutionized the staid American cultural scene. For others, the mop-top haircuts, jangling music, and hysterical female fans that always greeted the lads from Liverpool, were a symbol of unwelcome social and cultural decay. Public conflict over the group increased as the decade wore on, especially after The Beatles embraced more extreme countercultural values.
And Chicago was at the center of some of The Beatles more interesting episodes – from a party at Edgewater’s Saddle and Cycle Club to John Lennon’s most famous mea culpa. These fascinating stories are explored in the new book “Joy and Fear: The Beatles, Chicago and the 1960s” by local historian John Lyons. Join Professor Lyons for a provocative look back at those turbulent times and how they were shaped by the Fab Four and the Windy City.

REGISTER HERE: After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZUtduCvrTMoGd2BjcHr50Dnt1Q1xHEWcypG?fbclid=IwAR1Ho7CQFXeSnvSb5lKh3g4HnpNdUWUYpo94wedy0lp8mryxFx7WM0b-UI4

bit.ly/ehszoom3

Join or Renew Your Membership Online | Edgewater Historical Society
11/27/2020
Join or Renew Your Membership Online | Edgewater Historical Society

Join or Renew Your Membership Online | Edgewater Historical Society

When you click the "Subscribe" button, you will be taken to a secure PayPal page where you can pay with a PayPal account or a credit-card. Note: You do not have to be a PayPal member (or join) to use this process.

11/12/2020
Registration is thru the EHS website at bit.ly/ehszoom1.
10/28/2020

Registration is thru the EHS website at bit.ly/ehszoom1.

10/27/2020

A Weekly Edgewater Fun Fact About Edgewater and Its History! Can you guess without looking at the answer?

The father of what internationally famous person born in Edgewater once ran for Alderman of the 49th ward? What was his name and how well did he do?

http://www.edgewaterhistory.org/ehs/articles/v24-1-8

10/27/2020

We are now open by appointment. If you interested, please go to our website. Email or call and we will respond promptly. We have had increased interest in the Chicago Conspiracy Trial, One Juror’s Ordeal. Small groups. No more than 4 to 6 people. Masks required.

Autumn EHS garden
10/25/2020

Autumn EHS garden

Preston Bradley in Uptown is on the market.
10/13/2020

Preston Bradley in Uptown is on the market.

The Preston Bradley Center (built in 1926 at 941 W. Lawrence) is on the market. A real estate listing can be found here:http://mbres.com/upload/CS-hosted/941_W_Lawrence_OM.pdf

10/12/2020
Chicago's Mansions Biketropolis Self Guided Cycling Tour

Biketropolis and Arcadia Publishing have collaborated to bring you Chicago’s Mansions Self-Guided Cycling Tour – North Side Edition. Author John Graf did a fantastic job researching and assembling the content for this beautiful book. The relaxing route created by Biketropolis is meticulously curated to take you along some of Chicago’s north side’s most architecturally scenic historic neighborhoods. http://www.biketropolis.com

Biketropolis and Arcadia Publishing have collaborated to bring you Chicago’s Mansions Self-Guided Cycling Tour – North Side Edition. Author John Graf did a f...

Landmarks Illinois
09/23/2020

Landmarks Illinois

The 1930 Art Deco Mark Twain has been rehabilitated from an aging and neglected affordable housing structure to a meticulously restored single-room occupancy residence. The project team, led by the The NHP Foundation, has received a 2020 Landmarks Illinois Richard H. Driehaus Foundation Preservation Award for Rehabilitation and will be honored at our October 21 Preservation Awards Ceremony. The interior and exterior of the National Register-listed Mark Twain building has been preserved to honor its historic character and is now a respectable neighbor in Chicago’s Gold Coast neighborhood, providing a critical need for affordable SRO units to serve individuals on the verge of homelessness. Learn more about this award-winning project and those who made it possible: http://ow.ly/tI5h50BuY6y

(Photo credits: Leslie Schwartz Photography) The Richard H. Driehaus Foundation City of Chicago Department of Planning & Development Chicago Housing Authority Alderman Walter Burnett Jr Realty & Mortgage Co. Chicago Community Loan Fund Enterprise Community Partners

Local memorial to the great RBG. Her son lives in Edgewater and this is in front of his office.
09/22/2020

Local memorial to the great RBG. Her son lives in Edgewater and this is in front of his office.

09/15/2020

A Weekly Edgewater Fun Fact About Edgewater and Its History

Four well known male actors had an Edgewater connection. All four were athletic and one was very much so. Two worked in Edgewater, and two lived in Edgewater. And two were strongly identified with specific characters throughout their careers which spanned the 1920s-1950s. Who were they? Answer will appear soon....

There's the movie and then there's the real story. EHS is the only museum in the world with the exhibit: The Chicago Con...
09/14/2020
The Trial of the Chicago 7 | Official Teaser Trailer | Netflix Film

There's the movie and then there's the real story. EHS is the only museum in the world with the exhibit: The Chicago Conspiracy Trial: One Juror’s Ordeal. Jean Fritz, who grew up in Edgewater, was a juror on the trial. The jury was sequestered for four and a half months, and she kept a daily journal. Come see it with a personal tour with Board Member and daughter of Ms. Fritz. Up to 5 people in a group.

THE WHOLE WORLD IS WATCHING. Written and directed by Academy Award®-Winner Aaron Sorkin starring Sacha Baron Cohen, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Frank Langella, Edd...

09/10/2020

We are pleased that everyone is enjoying our garden through this covid time. Memberships and renewals would be greatly appreciated since the museum has not reopened. If you contact us, private tours can be arranged. Thank you for your support.

Join or Renew Your Membership Online | Edgewater Historical Society
09/10/2020
Join or Renew Your Membership Online | Edgewater Historical Society

Join or Renew Your Membership Online | Edgewater Historical Society

When you click the "Subscribe" button, you will be taken to a secure PayPal page where you can pay with a PayPal account or a credit-card. Note: You do not have to be a PayPal member (or join) to use this process.

Enjoy
09/01/2020

Enjoy

5026 S Greenwood Avenue, Chicago, Illinois
~Late Night Dreamweaver~
c.1892. 17,769 square feet. 7 bedrooms 7 full baths 3 half baths on 0.82 acre. $4,500,000! THE GOODMAN MANSION- ONE OF THE MOST SIGNIFICANT HOMES IN CHICAGO! In the heart of historic Kenwood, this 1892 Queen Anne home was designed by Treat & Foltz and built by the Goodman Family (who gifted the Goodman Theater). A COMPLETE RESTORATION SPANNING 3 YRS, AT A COST OF OVER $4.5M! MASTER-CRAFSTMEN FROM EUROPE WERE FLOWN IN to meticulously restore every inch of this home including every plaster molding, woodwork, JACOBEAN ceilings, book-matched paneling, slate roof, lead glass windows, rebuilt porches. ALL MECHANICAL SYSTEMS WERE NEW from the electrical, plumbing, 8 zoned heating/ cooling, home audio surround sound system! HOME HAS ALL THE MODERN DAY CONVENIENCES! The grandeur of this home is absolutely striking, with over 17000sqft, 7 bedroom suites, 12 fireplaces, elevator, a JAW-DROPPING 40' BALLROOM and .82 acres of finely landscaped grounds with a custom built 6 CAR GARAGE! You'll never see another home like this.
For More Information:
Eugene Fu
The Eugene Fu Group
(312) 506-0200
Photography Credit: VHT Studios
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(Information and photos are from the realtor's listing)

Address

5358 N Ashland Ave
Chicago, IL
60640

Opening Hours

Saturday 13:00 - 16:00
Sunday 13:00 - 16:00

Telephone

(773) 506-4849

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I love this website. Thanks! Wish I had pics, but all I have is wonderful memories.
The recent flooding along the lakefront is reminiscent of the calamities of the 1980s. How much worse can it get? What can be done? To explore these issues and more, visit the Edgewater History Museum this weekend to view the exhibit "High Water and Hell".
For those that are interested, there is a meeting tomorrow to discuss the removal of the historic Town and Tennis Club for new housing at Misericordia.
How the Luxembourgers Changed Chicago Though one of Europe's smallest countries, Luxembourg sent a substantial number of its citizens to Chicago in the mid-to-late 19th Century. These early immigrants were the first settlers of Edgewater and their skills in farming celery and other vegetables gave them an indispensable role in Chicago's early agricultural economy. Starting with a farm located on the current site of Senn High School, Luxembourger farmers created a network of farms and greenhouses that arced from Edgewater and Rogers Park through Evanston, Wilmette, Winnetka and Skokie. Their efforts literally transformed the rocky shores of Lake Michigan into lush farmland. Luxembourger-Americans have made numerous other contributions to Chicago - including the design of its City seal and creation of the Cook County Forest Preserve system. On July 13 at 2 p.m. at the Edgewater Library, 6000 N. Broadway, join Kevin Wester, retired executive director of the Luxembourger American Cultural Society, who will give a wide-ranging overview of how this small group had a big impact on Edgewater and the larger Chicago area.
The Chicago elections are on Tuesday, Feb. 26. Do you know who will be on your ballot and where they stand on important issues? Chi.vote is a nonpartisan voters’ guide created by local news outlets and civic organizations to get you the information you need to make an informed choice. **If you know of another neighborhood group you’re part of, feel free to share Chi.vote or tag them in the comments so we can reach them! Disclaimer: I am an employee of Reform for Illinois a member organization of Chi.vote
GRAHAM NASH " SONGS FOR BEGINNERS " ATLANTIC RECORDS 1971 . " CHICAGO " + " WE CAN CHANGE THE WORLD " . APPROPRIATE FOR YOUR CHICAGO FOR THE CHICAGO 7 TRIAL DISPLAY .
Hello, I have the honor to represent The Michael Saper Chicago Ephemera Collection. We will be selling the majority at auction this Saturday in Ottawa IL. There are 100's of books, 1,000's of postcards and photographs, advertising, maps, and much more. I thought this might be of interest to you, your staff, or some of your members. We offer a preview on Friday from 10am-6pm and the auction will be Saturday starting at 9am(doors open at 7am). If you can't make it we offer online bidding and shipping. Here is a link to our website and some more information about the auction. If you could please share this with anyone who may be interested the family would greatly appreciate it. Please feel free to email me at [email protected] or call 815-220-5005 with any questions. Thank you for your time, Matt
Update on the Uptown Theatre. Come by our museum this weekend we're open 1-5pm.
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