Old Edgebrook District

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Old Edgebrook, Chicago
Neighborhood
Houses at McClellan and Lundy Avenues
Houses at McClellan and Lundy Avenues
Map of Old Edgebrook
Map of Old Edgebrook
Country United States
City Chicago, Illinois
Community areas Forest Glen
First settled 1894
ZIP code 60646

Old Edgebrook is a historic district and neighborhood in the Forest Glen community area of Chicago, Illinois, United States.

It is located between Central and Devon Avenues and the Edgebrook Golf Course. It is surrounded on all sides by Cook County Forest Preserves.

History[edit]

The district's homes were first built in 1894 by various architects. Consisting of several blocks of large, stately houses, it was originally built for railroad executives.

It was designated a Chicago Landmark on December 14, 1988.[2]

Mary Burkemeier Quinn Park of Trees[edit]

The Mary Burkemeier Quinn Park of Trees is the only Park District property in Old Edgebrook. According to a plaque in the park, it was a gift from Edward M. Quinn, whose house formerly stood on the site, in memory of his wife Mary Burkemeier Quinn.[3] His will instructed that his house be demolished, a minimum of 21 trees be planted on the property, and the property deed to be given to the Chicago Park District.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Laffey, Mary Lu (2009-06-26). "Chinatown: A 'hidden jewel' worth seeking". Chicago Tribune. Retrieved 2009-08-11. 
  2. ^ "Old Edgebrook District". City of Chicago Department of Planning and Development, Landmarks Division. 2003. Archived from the original on 2007-06-07. Retrieved 2007-06-26. 
  3. ^ "Chicago Neighborhoods > Sauganash, Forest Glen". ExploreChicago.org. City of Chicago. 2012. Archived from the original on March 3, 2012. Retrieved June 18, 2016.