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See the earliest ‘Roots of Rogers Park’ at 31st Annual Historic Home Walk

Local historians will lead the group to some of the neighborhood's earliest and most notable houses. (Linze Rice / DNAinfo)

ROGERS PARK — The Rogers Park/West Ridge Historical Society’s 31st Annual Home Tour will dig deep into the neighborhood’s past with this year’s “Roots of Rogers Park” theme.

Focusing in on the area’s first non-farm residential development, the tour will explore homes on Estes, Greenleaf, Lunt and Morse avenues between Ridge and Clark, where many homes were built in the 1880s, prior to the neighborhood’s annexation into Chicago in 1893.

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Properties in the historic development are marked by large lots, stately homes and vibrant gardens, and were plotted to provide easy access to the burgeoning Clark Street commercial district, as well as a train line that ran to Chicago (now the Rogers Park Metra), according to the historical society.

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