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Tour of Forest Glen


Tour of Forest Glen

Time: August 10, 2013 from 11am to 4pm
Location: Indian Road Woods Forest Preserve
Street: Central Avenue by Indian Road
City/Town: Chicago, IL
Website or Map:
Phone: 773-255-6347
Event Type: architectural, social, historical
Organized By: Lee Diamond
Latest Activity: Aug 10, 2013

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Forest Glen is community area #12 and sits 10 miles northwest of downtown Chicago. Bordering the Northern border suburbs of Niles, Skokie and Lincolnwood, Forest Glen was a suburb itself until it was annexed by the city in 1889. The surrounding forest preserves, golf courses, parks, cemeteries, bike and hiking trails and beautiful homes of varying vintage and styles still preserves a suburban-community look and feel on the edge of the city.


Our tour takes on a circuitous route of the side streets, park district paths and main arteries of a northwest community that includes the neighborhoods of Edgebrook, Old Edgebrook, Sauganash, Wildwood and Forest Glen, the neighborhood within the same named Community Area. We'll get a chance to take in significant, but hidden architectural gems including works by Meyer and Cook, Clarence Hatzfeld and C. W. Lampe and Co. In all, the course is just over 17 miles and features stretches of peaceful bike trails through city parks and forest preserves.

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