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Property Name Kosciuszko Park Field House
Reference Number 13000830
State Illinois
County Cook
Town Chicago
Street Address 2732 North Avers Avenue
Multiple Property Submission Name Chicago Park District Multiple Property Documentation
Status Listed 10/16/2013
Areas of Significance Entertainment/ Recreation, Social History, Architecture
Link to full file http://www.nps.gov/history/nr/feature/places/pdfs/13000830.pdf
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The Kosciuszko Park field house is locally significant and qualifies for listing under the Multiple Documentation form entitled The Hi storic Reso urces of the Chicago Park District on the National Register. 1 The field house is the product of an ear ly 20th century movement that occurred on Chicago ' s Northwest side as the area experien ced rapid growth and its citizens needed parks with substantial community facilities. Kosciuszko Park was created by the Northwest Park District, one of twenty-two independent park commissions that were consolidated into the Chicago Park District in the mid-1930s. Although this was the second park established by the Northwest Park District, the building originally served as the district's headquarters. The property meets the following areas of significance: Entertainment/Recreation, Social History, and Architecture.

 

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