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Park Ridge Citizens Honored for Service in WWII

An Honor Roll cabinet with the names of all Park Ridge citizens who served in the military during WWII previously stood on the site of today’s American Legion War Memorial in Hodges Park. This is the story. In 1942, the Mel Tierney American Legion Post, and its Auxiliary unit, worked with Legion Vice Commander Victor [...]

2018-11-09T18:28:06+00:00 November 8th, 2018|Did you Know?|0 Comments

The Summit of Uptown was Originally a Hotel

Today’s Summit of Uptown was originally a hotel named The Park Ridge Inn. A building permit was issued on December 1, 1955 to Caesar Marconi, the original builder. Marconi’s project foundered after the foundation was dug out, and it was two more years before another builder took over the project. The local newspaper photo is [...]

2018-11-08T20:06:51+00:00 November 8th, 2018|Did you Know?|0 Comments

William ‘Bud’ Jackson

DID YOU KNOW…  William ‘Bud’ Jackson was a Park Ridge Park District Commissioner serving in the 1950s, working to secure new sites for our future parklands.  He served as the President of the Illinois Association of Park Districts in 1951.

2017-07-24T20:58:57+00:00 July 24th, 2017|Did you Know?|0 Comments

Three Homes to the Park Ridge Historical Society

DID YOU KNOW… the Historical Society has found a home in three different places in Park Ridge since its founding in 1971:   the Gillick House, at Euclid and Summit Avenues, the Victorian-era house at 41 South Prairie Avenue, and now the Park Ridge History Center in the historic Solomon Cottage at 721 North Prospect [...]

2017-12-07T18:30:07+00:00 July 24th, 2017|Did you Know?|0 Comments
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