Norwood Park (60631, 60646, 60656 zip codes) neighborhood, consists of several smaller ones:
- Norwood Park East bordered by Niles, North Branch Chicago River, Devon Ave., Indian Road, Austin Avenue, Bryn Mawr Ave., Avondale Ave. and Harlem Ave.
- Norwood Park West with Devon Ave. along its North border, Harlem Ave. on East, the I90 on South, and Canfield Rd on East.
Old Norwood Park
- Big Oaks with Foster Ave. on North, Nagle Ave. on East, Gunnison Str. on South, and Harlem Ave. on West. Big Oaks is a home for a significant number of the City of Chicago police officers and constantly increasing Polish population.
- Union Ridge surrounded with Bryn Mawr Ave., Foster Ave., Nagle Ave., and Harlem Ave.
- Oriole Park located between the I90, Foster Ave., Harlem Ave., and Cumberland Ave. Occupied primarily by teachers, union workers, police officers, firefighters, and other city workers.
Norwood Park became a township in 1873 and got part of its name from 1868 novel “Norwood” by Henry Ward Beecher and addition of “Park” to account for another post office in Illinois with the Norwood name.
A year after becoming a township, in 1874, Norwood Park was incorporated as a village, and 19 years later, on Nov 7, 1893 annexed to Chicago. An interesting fact associated with Norwood Park incorporation, from that date on, alcohol sales were prohibited in Norwood Park.
Norwood Park is also a neighborhood where the oldest existing building in Chicago, the Noble–Seymour–Crippen House still stands. It was originally built in 1833 with significant additions in 1868. One hundred and 20 years later that house became a landmark and Norwood Park was recognized as a Historical District.
Our office is just minutes away from Norwood Park, if you’d like to talk to us and schedule masonry evaluation and / or tuckpointing service of your Norwood Park property. Check the map below and give us a call if you need some more information.
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