Log in
There’s so much more to discover
Visit Site
Enzo Giacomin
Enzo Giacomin • 2 years ago

Bowmanville, a small neighborhood in the Lincoln Square community area, was first developed in 1850s by a local inn keeper named Jesse Bowman. Not one to follow the rules, Bowman "made the cart paths and forest near present-day Foster and Ravenswood Avenues his own," laying claim to many of the plots of land in the area without actually owning them.

Related Pins

New City - The Chicago Neighborhoods

Back of the Yards - The Chicago Neighborhoods

Little Italy - The Chicago Neighborhoods

Lincoln Square - The Chicago Neighborhoods

Lincoln Park - The Chicago Neighborhoods

Brighton Park - The Chicago Neighborhoods

Armour Square - The Chicago Neighborhoods

Oriole Park - The Chicago Neighborhoods

Logan Square - The Chicago Neighborhoods-Lived here

Part of the larger Forest Glen community area, Wildwood is a small neighborhood on the northwest side that is bordered on the south and west by forest preserves. Mostly made up of tree-lined residential streets, giving the area a "unique, almost rural setting," Wildwood breaks from Chicago's traditional grid system. A majority of the neighborhood's streets are on a diagonal, and that, coupled with the tree-heavy setting, makes the community one of Chicago's more "suburban-feeling" areas.

Fuller Park is one of Chicago's smallest community areas. The neighborhood gained popularity after the Chicago Fire, but has had a hard time recovering since the 1950s. The Dan Ryan Expressway ate up a good portion of land, displaced more than a third of the area's residents, and essentially divided the neighborhood into two parts. Many neighborhood residents were employed in the stockyards, and the decline of the stockyards negatively impacted the economy of this already hurting community.