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Hollywood Park is part of the neighborhood that's called North Park on the city's official list of 77 community areas.

Chicago's Hollywood Park neighborhood covers the area bounded by Bryn Mawr Ave (5600 N) on the south, Peterson Ave (6000 N) on the north, from the North Channel of the Chicago River west to Central Park (3600 W), in ZIP code 60659.

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The history of Hollywood Park’s two-flats

Two-flat at 5518 N Sawyer Ave, Chicago

Frances Archer’s blog continues to be a wonderful source of history and insight into Hollywood Park and adjacent neighborhoods on the Northwest Side. Today, Frances looked back at the history of Hollywood Park’s two-flats, built in the years immediately prior to the Depression. In 1927 alone, developer Erick Nelson Linn built 40 two-flats on St. ...

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Posted by Joseph Askins on April 4, 2011
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The history of Hollywood Park

Hollywood Park, Chicago

I don’t know when neighborhood kids stopped going to Hollywood Park. Maybe the opening of the much larger and better appointed Peterson Park on the grounds of the former Municipal Tuberculosis Sanitarium and the demise of neighborhood schools in Chicago were factors. The posted signs announcing the park closes at 8:30 p.m. point to other ...

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Posted by Joseph Askins on November 16, 2010
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Neighborhoods for the rest of us: North Park

“North Park” is a fitting name for this trapezoid-shaped community area on the Northwest Side: A significant portion of the neighborhood is made up of four city parks (Gompers, Hollywood, Legion, and Peterson), part of the La Bagh Woods Preserve, and four cemeteries, with most of its residences tucked into its eastern half, bounded by ...

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Posted by Joseph Askins on September 14, 2009