Lake View

This area was settled in 1836, when a hotel called Lake View House was built here (yes, it had a view of the lake).

The town of Lake View, home of German immigrants, incorporated in 1887, was annexed to Chicago in 1889, over the opposition of its mayor, Billy Boldenwecke who refused to turn over the city treasury to Chicago until the State Supreme Court forced him to.

Part of Lake View is known as "Wrigleyville." (Wrigley Field was called Weegman Park when it was built in 1914 for the Chicago Whales of the Federal League.)

Neighborhood Notables:

Wrigley Field
Home of the Chicago Cubs
1060 W. Addison
773 / 404-CUBS

To get to Wrigley Field by 'L,' take the Howard Branch of the Red Line to Addison. (NOTE: There's also a station called "Addison" on the Brown Line; don't be fooled!)

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