Five Fun Facts About Old Town Chicago

September 19th, 2014 by: relatedchicago

Old Town Chicago real estateWhen it comes to Old Town Chicago real estate, the area itself is just as interesting as the homes that you’re looking at. Condos in Old Town Chicago definitely reflect the historic nature of the neighborhood they’re located in. Old Town Chicago Realtors may give you some of the story of the area while you’re shopping, but the entire history is much more interesting than many even realize:

1. The name “Old Town” dates all the way back to World War II, when an annual fair called the “Old Town Holiday” proved to be so popular that the name just stuck.

2. Old Town also doesn’t technically exist… at least on paper. The area is not legally called Old Town – instead, the locals and just about everyone else use the name to describe the area.

3. The Society for Human Rights, which was the first organization of its type in the United States, was founded in Old Town. It was founded by Henry Gerber, who had a home in the area on North Crilly Court.

4. If you’ve heard of the events of the 1968 Democratic National Convention, you’ve heard of Old Town whether you realize it or not. The events of that time period took place largely in Old Town as well as in surrounding areas like Lincoln Park, which is very nearby.

5. Old Town and the surrounding areas have long been a staple of popular culture. The 1990s cultural documentary “Hoop Dreams,” for example, featured a character that lived in the area in a housing project that has long since been demolished.

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