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MORGAN PARK NEIGHBORHOOD OF CHICAGO

Morgan Park is one of Chicago’s 77 recognized communities and is located in the Far Southwest Side of Chicago.  The Morgan Park neighborhood of Chicago is identified as community number 75.  Morgan Park’s approximate boundries are 107th Street (North), Halsted Street (north of 115th Street) and Ashland Avenue (south of 115th Street) (East), 119th Street (South), and California Avenue (roughly) (West).

MORGAN PARK HISTORY

Morgan Park is named after Thomas Morgan, an early settler of the area.  Morgan Park incorporated as a village in 1882.  Chicago tried to annex Morgan Park in 1911, but Morgan Park resisted until a 1914 court decision required it to annex to Chicago.  It is written that women voted overwhelmingly in favor of annexation as it promised a new high school as well as better police and fire protection.

An interesting tidbit about Morgan Park is Rotary International was formed in Morgan Park in the home of Paul and Jean Harris.  Rotary International owns and maintains that same home today as a memorial to the Harris family.

ARTS AND CULTURE

Morgan Park is within 30 minutes of downtown Chicago, which offers the following must see’s for Arts and Culture.

  • The John G. Shedd Aquarium
  • The Field Museum of Natural History
  • The Museum of Science and Industry
  • The Adler Planetarium
  • The Art Institute of Chicago

SPORTS AND LEISURE

For those interested in more athletic endeavors Chicago offers a wide variety of professional sports teams.

  • Chicago Bears
  • Chicago Blackhawks
  • Chicago Bulls
  • Chicago Cubs
  • Chicago Fire
  • Chicago Sky
  • Chicago White Sox

Chicago offers many water-related and outdoor leisure time activities.  In addition to over 500 parks, the Chicago Park District has over 30 beaches, nine lakefront harbors, 16 lagoons, and thousand of sports programs.

Navy Pier and Millennium Park are two Chicago landmark and tourist destinations.  Other top destinations include Maggie Daley Park, the Buckingham Fountain, and the Lincoln Park Zoo.

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    Morgan Park Neighborhood of Chicago Schools

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