Irving Park (60618, 60630, 60641zip codes) neighborhood is located on the Northwest Side of Chicago and EDMAR Corporation Masonry business office is located within its boundaries – the Chicago River along the East border, the Milwaukee Road train tracks on the West, Addison Str. on the South and Montrose Ave. on the North.
Irving Park is located on the Northwest Side of Chicago and our business office is located within its boundaries – the Chicago River along the East border, the Milwaukee Road train tracks on the West, Addison Str. on the South and Montrose Ave. on the North.
The development of Irving Park neighborhood begun in 1843. Its developers made an agreement with Chicago and the Northwestern Railroad, that would allow trains to stop there if they build a train station. They did, and the station has been serving local community since.
The neighborhood got its name after the American short story writer, biographer, historian, essayist, and diplomat Washington Irving. It was first called “Irvington” but a conflict was discovered, an Illinois Village with the same name, so it was changed to Irving Park.
The real estate boom that exploded in 1870, was marked with massive mansions along the Irving Park Blvd.
Unfortunately, the majority of them had been demolished, with just a few remaining today. The 1871 Great Chicago Fire did a lot of destruction, but at the same time, it resulted in migration of people who started rebuilding. The structures weren’t as colossal but also interesting. Over the century, the area’s architecture blossomed with Victorian style structures, Italianate homes, Queen Anne architecture, Foursquare, Revival styles, some farmhouses, and lots of bungalows.
1889 was the year of Irving Park annexation to Chicago, which event was followed by installation of running water and improvement of street infrastructure. 100 years later, in the early 80’s, the Irving Park Historical Society was formed in order to preserve the neighborhood’s heritage and the unique architecture that survived for such a long time.
Just like the majority of Chicago neighborhoods, Irving Park includes several smaller ones within its borders.
- Old Irving Park
- The Villa
- Independence Park
- West Walker
- California Park
- Kilbourn Park
- Avondale Gardens
- Little Cassubia
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