Neighborhood

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

Hospitals

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
 
 
Library
 
Rogers Park Public Library
(312) 744-0156
6907 North Clark Street

 

Schools
 
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