Chicago Women's Park and Gardens Advisory Council
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Women's Park History and Guide
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The National Society of The Colonial Dames of America
The Neighborhood Around Women's Park
Glessner House Museum
Brochure - CELEBRATING SIGNIFICANT CHICAGO WOMEN
Prairie Avenue Historic District
 
Prairie Historic District Post Card - 1974 - Chicago Historical Society                                                               Ft. Dearborn Massacre 1812 - Painting 

This is an area steeped in Chicago's history. In 1812, the area was the site of the so-called Fort Dearborn Massacre, where hostile Indians attacked a band of European settlers. Following the Fire of 1871, this became the city's most fashionable neighborhood, home to the Armour, Field, Kimball, and Pullman families and once referred to as the "sunny street that held the sifted few." Although many of the mansions were demolished in the mid-20th century, the remaining buildings provide a sense of the street's former character. Two individual Landmarks are located within the district: the Clarke House and the Glessner House.

For More information visit the
City of Chicago's Landmark Website (click Here)

For a detailed Walking Tour Guide of the Neighborhood developed by The Glessner House Museum, goto (click here -->)  
Landmark Prairie Avenue Historic District Walking Tour Guide


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