The California city of San Francisco may brag about its famous row of “Painted Ladies” homes, but the Village of Flossmoor has its own bragging rights with the presence of two historic “Grand Ol’ Dames” on Sterling Avenue. You have reached content available exclusively to Homewood-Flossmoor Chronicle digital subscribers. Receive[Read More…]
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Here in the midst of golf season, local historian Jim Wright reminds us of the origins of the area’s rich golfing resources. You have reached content available exclusively to Homewood-Flossmoor Chronicle digital subscribers. Receive a 3-day free trial of unlimited digital access. Already a subscriber? Login here.
February marks the 40th anniversary of the largest fire in Homewood history. The fire destroyed the grandstand of Washington Park Racetrack, located on the west side of Halsted Street south of 175th Street.Older residents probably remember the track and that fateful day. Saturday, Feb. 5, 1977, was a quiet day[Read More…]
Funk’s Hall, on the right, as seen in the 1910s looking east on Ridge Road, then Main Street. (Photos courtesy of the Homewood Historical Society) Excitement is building in Homewood about the redevelopment of the south side of Ridge Road west of Martin Avenue, where a mixed-use, residential/business building[Read More…]
The presidential election of 2016 is rapidly nearing an end. Although neither candidate has visited the Homewood-Flossmoor area this year, a number of presidential candidates, presidents and a former president have visited the area in the past. You have reached content available exclusively to Homewood-Flossmoor Chronicle digital subscribers. Receive a[Read More…]