Southend Reporter from Chicago, Illinois on March 24, 1977 · Page 2
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March 24, 1977

Southend Reporter from Chicago, Illinois · Page 2

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Page 2 R South End Reporter. Thursday, March 34 lj)77 Historical marker dot Beverly area Scattered throughout the Ridge community arr a number of interesting markers erected by Ural and city organizations u commemorate places and events of historical significance. To date, 10 have been documented by Ridge Historical society's historian Robert White. The most interesting of these was rescued from probable destruction last September by White and Robert Lane, RHS treasurer Another in a series of articles OB the history of the Beverly Hills/ Morgan Park area, prepared by Mrs. Fran Warren, of the Ridge Historical society. It formerly stood some SOfeet south of 103rd st. and 20 feet east of the suburban Rock Island railroad tracks, and had been erected in , honor of John F Tracy by the Chicago, Pacific and Rock Island in 1922 whe- the line was observing its 70th anniversary At that time, it planted trees on the grounds of a number of the suburban stations and near them set Fete Franzen next Sunday Mark Franzen, newly-chosen executive director of the Beverly Area Planning association, will be feted Sunday afternoon in a tea at the Castle (Beverly Urn tarian church), 103rd and Longwood dr, from 2 to 5 p.m. The affair is being held under the direction of the Beverly Hills/Morgan Park Human Relations council, an umbrella group with the BAPA. Refreshments will be served and all residents of the Beverly Hills/Morgan Park community are invited to attend rectangular concrete posts bearing bronze plaques, 8 inches by 10 inches in size The ones at 107th and 115th disappeared long ago, and at lllth, the pillar remains, but the plaque, which was dedicated to Hi- Ian A. Parker, was removed by vandals The Tracy marker was being damaged by cars which parked in the once beautifully-kept station park, and the historical society received permission from the railroad to remove it to a safer place The tree, according to the inscription, was dedicated "in affectionate memory of John F. Tracy, who by bis industry, courage and loyalty through every vissitude, signally aided in the development of the Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific railroad into a great transportation system devoted to the public service." More information on Tracy has not yet been procured, but presumably it was he for whom 103rd was formerly named; in fact not only that station but the whole neighborhood surrounding it was known as Tracy before it became a part of Beverly Hills. The DeWalt Mechkin chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution, have presented three markers to the community. The stone on the triangular island at 91st and Pies- ant, dedicated in 1928, marks Vincennes rd., surveyed in 1834, at the point where it turned west to high ground after crossing the prairie from Chicago That thoroughfare wasn't relocated to its present route until after the installation of the mainline Rock Island tracks, at which time the swampy lowlands were drained. The plaque on a boulder near the parking area of Beverly bank commemorates die Calumet Portage 23 days left to file. Let our income tax preparers help you meet the deadline. Stop by today. CHARGE IT WITH CHARG-ALL AT EITHER STORE EVERGREEN PLAZA 95th Western Mon. Fn. ICW Sat. 9-30 -4 30 Sun. 12-4 CALL 284-4887 FORD crnr SHOPPING CENTER Next to BulTctcnt - Upper Level 7601 So Cicero trail, used by Indians and pioneers to travel between Like Michigan and the Des- Plaines river, and was placed there by the DAR in 1959 in conjunction with the dedication of the Chicago World seaoort. The Hopkinson house at 10820 Drew st., now owned by Mrs Robert Platt, received DAR recognition in November, 1972, with a plaque in the back yard which notes that the location was a former Indian conference site The Morgan Park Woman's club is responsible for two stone markers, one at 112th and Lothair, where a tree was dedicated in 1922 in honor of the sons of Morgan Park who served in World War I, and one at 112th and Longwood, presented in 1939, the organization's 50th anniversary, "to keep in memory the Vincennes and Portage trails used by the Indians and pioneers " A marker on a rock pillar at 91st and Longwood reads as follows: "The Beverly Hills Woman's club, through its civic improvement committee, dedicates to the community the landscaping of the Beverly Hills stations, Walden park, the iwk entrance to the forest preserve, the bird santuary and this isle of safety-1924-1928." On Jack Simmerling's "Heritage House" is this inscription: "I. S. Blackweld- -er house, 10910 Prospect ave., begun 1866 as an early Morgan Park farm house and substantially modified in 1870s and 1880s. "Blackwelder was president of the Village of Morgan Park and a member of the board that adjusted the Chicago fire losses in 1871. "Mrs. Balckwelder, a leader in civic work in the founding days of Morgan Park, was the first woman in Cook county to cast a vote after the woman's suffrage law was passed Restored in 1970 by Jack Sim- merling." At the entrance to Graver park, where at one time stood the Washington Heights village hall, is a boulder, given in 1931 by the Wilcox Woman's Relief corps 257 as a memorial in honor of the "young men and women of this vicinity who responded to the call of South End Reporter Published every Wednesday afternoon at 5959 S Harlem ave, Chicago. Ill, 60638. Second class postage paid at Chicago, 111* Mail subscription price, $10 per year. Southtown Economist Inc., publishers THE WORLD'S NUMBER ONE CITIZEN IS AGAIN COMING TO ENTERTAIN YOU ON , May 16 May 17 AT THE GoRdesa del Map The Bob Hope Show With Dinner $25 up CICERO AVE. at 122nd ST. the country and flag in the World War, April 6, 1917- Nov. 11,1918. "They counted no hardship too great in the service of freedom They were true to the best American traditions." This organization had been named in memorial of the Wilcox boys who lost their lives in the Civil War. They were among the earliest settlers in the area. A bronze tablet on the parkway in front of the now vacant property at 9953 Beverly ave. marks their home. It reads, in part: "On this site, then in the midst of the prairie, stood the Gardner home and tavern, built in 1836. It was bought by William Wilcox in 1844 and became a refuge for slaves during the Civil War" It was erected in 1937 for Chicago's charter jubilee, after being authenticated by the Chicago Historical society. The most'recent of the markers is another one at Beverly bank, which identifies a sugar maple tree planted Dec. 2, 1974, as a gift from Alice and the late Arthur Baer, dedicated to "the many future years of service of Beverly bank to the great Beverly Hills community of which it is so integral a part." Residents knowing of any other historic plaques which have not been noted are asked to contact Ridge Historical society to share whatever information is available. Senate honors Casimir Pulaski Senate president Thomas C. Hynes (D-28th) signs a reso- M. Daley (D-23rd), Sen. Richard Clewis (D-l7th), Sen. litiofl adopted in the Illinois General Assembly honoring Norbert Kosinski (D-14th), and Sen. EeRoy Walter Lemke Casimir Pnlaski. Looking on (from left) are Sen. Richard (D-25th). Former resident authors book Fair Lady' at Kennedy high Three performances of "My Fair Lady" will be presented at 8 p.m March 31 and April 1-2 at John Kennedy High school. In the lead roles will be Carol Sinclair as Eliza and James Wojtowicz as Prof. Henry Higgins. The supporting cast includes Daniel Henry, David Kulawiak, Chris Smith, Debbie Kimminau and Wendy Matyas. t Sheri Cermak is choreographer, and student directors are Dina Piagari, Cheryl Roccasalva and Sue Siska. Nadine Dumas has designed the sets, and David Tomsky and his stage crew are in charge of set construction, while Lisa Kar- peil is set manager. Patrick Butler is director of the production. Mrs. Maxine Dowd Jensen, a former Southwest Sider, has had a book published by Abingdon press, Nashville Mrs. Jensen, author of "The Wanning of Winter (How the Widow Can Find New Life Beyond Sorrow)," spent all but two years of her married life at 3301 W. 109th st. She has been a member of the Illinois Bell Tele^" phone Company chorus and the Swedish Choral club. Her husband, who died in 1972, had been president of the South council, Telephone Pioneers of America, Theodore N.~Vail chapter. 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