Rogers Park
Cook County, IL
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LOCATION:

Rogers Park is the northernmost neighborhood community of Chicago. It borders the City of Evanston and Howard Street to the north, Ridge Boulevard to the west, Lake Michigan to the east, and Devon Avenue to the south

"ROGERS PARK, a village and suburb 9 miles north of Chicago, on Lake MIchigan and the Chicago & Northwestern and the Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul Railways; has a bank and two weekly newspapers; is reached by electric streetcar line from Chicago, and is a popular residence suburb. Annexed to City of Chicago, 1893."
[Source: Historical Encyclopedia of Illinois, 1901]


NAMED AFTER:

Pioneer settler and developer Phillip Rogers, who purchased the land from the local Native American tribes.


NEIGHBORHOODS:

East Rogers Park
Loyola - (Loyola University Chicago campus located here)


ORIGINAL SETTLERS/PROMINENT PEOPLE/IMPORTANT DATES:

Pioneer Settler Philip Rogers.

From 1830 and 1850, immigrants from Luxembourg and Germany came to Rogers Park, where farming was the main industry. The dominant crops were hay and pickles.

On April 29, 1878, Rogers Park was incorporated as a village

In 1893, the village was annexed to the City of Chicago.


INTERESTING HISTORICAL FACTS:

Rogers Park was developed at the intersection of 2 Native American trails, which then became Rogers Avenue and Ridge Boulevard. The Potawatomi tribe frequented this area.

"A village and suburb 9 miles north of Chicago, on Lake Michigan and the Chicago & Northwestern and the Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul Railways; has a bank and two weekly newspapers; is reached by electric street-car line from Chicago, and is a popular residence suburb. Annexed to City of Chicago, 1893."
Source: "Historical Encyclopedia of Illinois", 1901


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