is a large and diverse suburb, just north of Chicago on the lakefront,
named for John Evans, one of the strict Methodists who founded Northwestern
University in 1851.
NU's founders prohibited the sale of alcohol within a four-mile
radius of campus. Evanston later became the home of the Women's
Christian Temperance Union http://www.wctu.org/.
Especially known for its theatre department, the Medill School of
Journalism and the Kellogg Business School.
To get to Northwestern by 'L,' take the Purple Line to Foster.
225 Greenwood Street
847 / 475-3410
Once the home of U.S. Vice President Charles G. Dawes, this faithfully
restored 1894 landmark now houses the Evanston Historical Society.
To get to the Dawes Mansion by 'L,' take the Purple Line to Dempster.
Museum of the American Indian
2600 Central Park Ave.
847 / 475-1030
To get to the Mitchell Indian Museum by 'L,' take the Purple Line
to Central St.
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