April 2016

Paul Adlaf, the Society’s past president, was recently presented a Lifetime Achievement Award by the Park Ridge Chamber of Commerce. The following quote by Jean Vanier, a philosopher and social innovator, reminds me of how Paul has led the Park Ridge Historical Society for many years: “Many people are good at talking about what [...]

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June 2015

Good news! The Society is writing a new chapter in its long-anticipated move to a new home in the Hannah Solomon Cottage. Last December, the Illinois Historic Preservation Agency established certain directives for rehabilitation of the Cottage as part of its Mitigation Plan to offset the adverse effect of historic Cottage demolitions at The Youth [...]

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July 2014

As reported most recently, the Historical Society and the Park Ridge Park District entered into an Agreement on March 20 regarding the renovation of the Solomon Cottage. At this time, the parties have agreed upon the services of FGM Architects, the same firm which has designed our new park at 733 North Prospect. FGM [...]

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March 2014

THE YEAR IN REVIEW AND A LOOK AHEAD The Society announces one of the largest-ever gatherings of Members and guests at the traditional Annual Meeting, which convened on Sunday, November 3, at the Park Ridge Country Club. As customary, we began the Meeting with a reception, with the amenity of a musical piano interlude [...]

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November 2012

Please allow me to recap some of the Society’s 2012 highlights: During the last twelve months, the Society continued to participate in and add to Park Ridge affairs. Our Board Members and Society Volunteers were active at two Community Fairs at the Public Library, and at National Night Out in Hodges Park in August. We [...]

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July 2012

At this writing, our plan to create the Park Ridge History Center in the former Youth Campus space has been subject to much discussion by your Board of Trustees. As you probably know, The Youth Campus facility in Park Ridge will be sold, and its operations will be folded into Children’s Home + Aid [...]

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April 2012

‘History on the Move’ Update By now, you’re aware of the announcement that The Youth Campus, located at 733 N. Prospect in Park Ridge, has closed its residential complex and will consolidate operations at its Chicago office. For 104 years, The Youth Campus and its predecessor organizations, beginning with the Illinois Industrial School for [...]

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January 2012

FROM THE PRESIDENT’S DESK Welcome to the January issue of The Lamppost. The Society always strives to engage and interest our readers, and intends to publish the Lamppost quarterly this year. We often hear from you that you enjoy the eclectic mix of Society news, local history, personal interest stories and photographs which [...]

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