The Old Water Tower by Louise Barwick, 1893. Located, in the artist’s own words, “200 feet north of 103rd Street between Hoyne and Seeley,” the water tower was constructed circa 1888 as part of a much-needed water system that included a windmill. The then modern achievement became redundant when the area was annexed to Chicago in 1890, when water and other utilities began being supplied by the City.  

By Linda Lamberty,   Historian Ridge Historical Society   Leading into the upcoming art-centric exhibit, “Louise Barwick’s Lost Ridge” at the Ridge Historical Society, here is a brief sketch of the history […]

RHS Presents Underground Railroad Program 

“Freedom Seekers and the Underground Railroad in Chicago and Northeastern Illinois,” a program exploring the movement of fugitive slaves known as “freedom seekers” and the network of support that developed as […]

RHS Open to Visitors  

Ridge Historical Society (RHS), 10621 S. Seeley Ave., is now open to the public Tuesdays and Sundays, 1 to 4 p.m., as well as by appointment. Area residents are encouraged […]

The Legacy of Hetherington Homes 

By Grace Kuikman  Beverly Area Planning Association (BAPA) and Ridge Historical Society (RHS) are partnering to celebrate the contribution made to the built beauty of Beverly/Morgan Park by three generations […]

RHS Opens Doors for American Girl Doll Exhibit 

By Linda Lamberty  Historian  Ridge Historical Society  In November it was announced that American Girl dolls were among recent inductees to the National Toy Hall of Fame in Rochester, NY.  […]

Ridge Historical Society to Offer E-learning Options 

By Linda Lamberty, Historian  Ridge Historical Society  Into the beginning of March, the Ridge Historical Society (RHS) was steaming forward, scheduling our popular annual Spring Bonnet Tea, five monthly crafting events geared […]