119-Year-Old Ravenswood Club Building May Face Wrecking Ball

by Peter von Buol A prominent 119-year-old-building at the corner Wilson and Ashland Avenues may soon be demolished as the property’s current owner, a congregation of Buddhist monks, has reached an agreement to sell the property. Located on a large corner lot, the stately wood-frameRead more

Legacy of Ravenswood Hospital Celebrated

by Peter von Buol The unique legacy of the now-closed Ravenswood Medical Center, which for 95 years was an anchor of the 47th Ward, was celebrated August 21 at a special luncheon held at Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center, 836 W. Wellington Ave. Attendees toRead more

“All the world’s a stage,” especially here in the neighborhood

By Patrick Butler Almost 400 years to the day since the death of Shakespeare, it seems “all the world’s a stage,” at least in the Ravenswood/Northcenter/AlbanyPark/Lincoln Square areas, which boasts a dozen or more neighborhood theaters ranging from tiny storefronts like the Cornservatory to theRead more