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Edgewater Historical Society

Howard Brown Demolishes 100-Year-Old Auto Garage In Edgewater As Health Center Plots Local Expansion

Howard Brown Health said it is planning a building project at Hollywood Avenue and Broadway but final details have yet to take form.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park

Howard Brown Health Demolishes 100-Year-Old Building On Edgewater’s Motor Row, Angering Preservationists

Howard Brown Health bought the former garage at 5650-56 N. Broadway in April and received a demolition permit last week. It has not publicly announced plans for the site.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park

Edgewater Beach Hotel, Glitzy Lakefront Resort Demolished In ’70s, Memorialized In New Book

Neighborhood historians Kathryn Gemperle and John Holden wrote the book, which builds off an exhibit they designed about the hotel with its own private beach.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park

New Podcast Details Glitzy Beginnings And Sordid History Of Edgewater Hospital: ‘These Stories Blew Our Minds’

Edgewater residents Todd Ganz and Stephani Young's podcast series charts the rise and fall of the infamous hospital, which closed in 2001 following a massive insurance fraud scandal.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park

Edgewater Historical Society Museum Vandalized After Brick Thrown Through Window, Smashing ‘Chicago 7’ Exhibit

The museum window displayed items from its "Trial Of The Chicago 7" exhibit, but the motive of the vandalism is unclear.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park

Netflix’s ‘The Trial Of The Chicago 7’ Only Scratches Surface Of ‘Trying’ Time For City, Juror’s Daughter Says

The new film about the trial of the "Chicago Seven" portrays a chaotic period in Chicago that Edgewater resident Marjorie Fritz-Birch and her mom witnessed.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park

50 Years After The 1969 Chicago Conspiracy Trial, A Juror’s Daughter Keeps Mom’s Role Alive In Museum Exhibit

Marjorie Fritz-Birch has curated an exhibit at the Edgewater Historical Society documenting her mother’s experience as a juror in one of the highest-profile cases in history.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park