Lincoln Park is one of Chicago's best-known neighborhoods. It lies only 2.5 miles from the central business district, and among Chicagoans is considered a coveted place to live.
Lincoln Park got its start as reclaimed swampland. In the early 1800's, the area was little more than a forest with scattered patches of swampy grassland and quicksand. In 1824, the US Army founded the area when it built a small post at the intersection of what is now Clybourn and Armitage Avenues. At that time, Indian settlements existed along what are now Halsted Street and Fullerton Avenue. >>more