Evanston 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/.

Neighborhood Notables:

Northwestern University
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.

Dawes Mansion
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.

Mitchell 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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