Like I’ve said many times lately, I feel really fortunate that we had such a beautiful Spring here in Chicago! The entire city seemed to be in bloom. I’ve been trying to be better at documenting the little things lately, and springtime walks in historic Wicker Park seemed like the perfect subject. Luckily, I captured these just days before the hot weather rolled in–it’s crazy how fast things can change seemingly overnight. Now, everywhere you look is just green! I was looking at all of these photos on my phone the other day and thought, “what a fun idea for a blog post!” and here we are!
Our neighborhood is recognized as a National Historic District and Landmark neighborhood of Chicago. It’s history dates back to 1870, but it really started bustling after the Great Chicago Fire in 1871, when people were looking for new areas to resettle. Because of this, you’ll find everything from gorgeous Victorian Mansions, to workers cottages, rowhouses, and more. If you love architecture, you’ll love Wicker Park. (If you’re local, I particularly recommend a walk down Hoyne–where many of these photos were taken–to see the mansions on “Beer Baron Row.”) And if you’re interested in doing your own little walking tour in person, or just learning more about the neighborhood–I highly recommend this article! (It’s very dated, but still a great guide!)
Are you ready? Grab your coffee, and let’s go for a walk in Wicker Park!
A Spring Walk through Wicker Park