Logan Square neighborhood is named for General John A. Logan, a Union Army general and Illinois senator. In the early 20th century, he helped settle the area. The square itself is one of the most striking intersections in the city. The large public green space was designed by architect William Le Baron Jenney and landscape architect, Jens Jensen. At the center of the square, you’ll see the Illinois Centennial Monument, which was built in 1918. The Monument was built to commemorate Illinois’ 100th anniversary of statehood.
Long before John A Logan came along, there were a large number of immigrants who were building the area up. The land, settled by immigrants, was originally called ‘Jefferson Township’. The immigrants that established the area became quite wealthy after their arrival in America. Due to aristocracy, they chose to build their mansions on the wide-open westside boulevards. They lived in conjunction with working-class immigrants who constructed bungalow-style homes on the surrounding streets.
In 1890 the elevated train system arrived, which caused the population to increase. Germans and Scandanavians started building homes in the area after the city paved the boulevards and landscaped the squares. After World War I, Russian Jews and Poles began to move to the area and started building apartment buildings around the mansions, which really changed the look of the area. In the 1930s the area started to deteriorate and the population declined, which is when the beautiful architecture that the area was known for began the deteriorate.
Logan Square Neighborhood Association was formed 30 years later (and still exists today), which started an initiative to restore the aged buildings, rehab the old mansions, and improve the housing conditions. In 1980, Logan Square joined the National Register of Historic Places. Today, Logan Square is one of Chicago’s most desirable and beautiful neighborhoods.
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