Rogers Park


Neighborhood Description

Centered around the convergence of two Native American trails, presently known as Rogers Avenue and Ridge Boulevard, Rogers Park was once an area that was settled by Pottawatomi and other regional Native American tribes from season to season. Phillip Rogers, after becoming familiar with the area by working with and trading with the local tribes, purchased approximately 1,600 acres of this land from the government between the 1830s and 1860s with the intention of developing it for future settlement. 

The area saw an influx of European settlers during these years, many of them working on farms, which was Rogers Park's main industry at the time. In 1878, after continuing population growth, Rogers Park was incorporated as a village, and 15 years later the area was annexed into Chicago.

Neighborhood Links

Rogers Park Community Council

1530 West Morse Avenue
(773) 338-7722
History of Rogers Park


Resources in Rogers Park


California Devon Medical Center

(773) 973-6100‎
6420 N. California

Post Office


US Post Office
(773) 743-2650
1723 W. Devon
US Post Office
(773) 274-9430
7056 N. Clark
US Post Office
(773) 743-2830
7617 N. Paulina
Rogers Park Public Library
(312) 744-0156
6907 North Clark Street


Boone Elementary School
(773) 534-2160
6710 N. Washtenaw
IDA Crown Jewish Academy
(773) 973-1450
2828 W. Pratt
Hanna Sacks Girls High School
(773) 338-9222
3021 W. Devon
Keshat Day School
(773) 465-6137
2755 W. Pratt
Rogers Elementary
(773) 534-2125
7345 N. Washtenaw
St. Margaret Mary School
(773) 764-0641
7318 N. Oakley
St. Scholastica High School
(773) 764-5715
7416 N. Ridge


Grocery Stores