LOGAN SQUARE HISTORY
These days, not too much has changed. The area continues to be residential and family-oriented. As the years go by, Logan Square has maintained its draw for immigrants, attracting a large number of Mexicans and Puerto Ricans, as well as some Eastern Europeans. Filling in the holes are artists and young working adults, many of who made the move west from nearby gentrifying neighborhoods.
STROLLING DOWN THE BOULEVARD
Have we mentioned the boulevards yet? They’re an essential part of this neighborhood. The city’s boulevards were developed in the 1800s to serve as a stretch of wide, green-filled roads for scenic carriage rides. Today, Logan Boulevard, Kedzie Boulevard and Humboldt Boulevard are some of the most beautiful streets in the city, lined with large brick and stone houses, tons of grass, rows of flowers and towering leafy trees. One stroll down any of these streets and it’s obvious why these roads have been designated ‘Logan Square Boulevards Historic District.’
In addition to the boulevards, this neighborhood is home to two squares: Palmer Square, and of course, Logan Square. Palmer Square is considered a small pocket neighborhood nestled within the confines of Logan Square, defined by Fullerton Avenue to the north, Armitage Avenue to the south, Kedzie Boulevard to the west and Milwaukee Avenue to the east. Right smack dab in the center is a 10-acre open green area (the ‘square’ in Palmer Square) providing west siders a place to walk, run, read, bring your dog, or rest a bit on one of the many park benches.
The Square of Logan Square, a circular patch of grass formed by Kedzie and Logan Boulevards and Milwaukee Avenue, is visible for miles, thanks to the mammoth Illinois Centennial Memorial Column. Built in 1918, it is a 70-foot tall Doric column topped with an eagle, and was built to commemorate the 100th year of the statehood of Illinois. Fun fact: the memorial was designed by Henry Bacon, the same architect of the Lincoln Memorial.
LOGAN SQUARE FACTS
Bordering Neighborhoods: Humboldt Park, Avondale, Bucktown, Hermosa
Boundaries: Diversey Avenue to the north, Western Avenue to the east, Armitage Avenue to the south and Pulaski Road to the west
Crime Statistics: Go to CLEARMap to search specific streets and areas for crime incidents
Logan Square Real Estate
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