Far North Side
Edison Park was predominantly filled with Native American tribes in the 1830s before German farmers claimed the land. The arrival of the railroad in the 1850s brought an influx of developers into the area. By 1910, the population rose to about 300 residents.
Edison Park was eventually annexed to Chicago in 1910. A major building boom in Edison Park after World War I brought many second-generation immigrants, mostly Roman Catholic or Lutheran, into the area, and the population grew by over 400 percent as a result.
The initial agricultural neighborhood soon became highly residential and industrial. Currently the neighborhood boasts an easy commute to work, leisure, and shopping opportunities within the city and in the surrounding suburban areas.
the city of God...God is in the midst of her...God will help her - Psalm 46:4,5
information courtesy of Moody Publishers
"Chicago Neighborhood Prayer Guide" by Dr. John Fuder with Elizabeth Koenig
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