We’re getting close to opening our new Chicago shared office and coworking space in the Wicker Park neighborhood. We’re thrilled to be a part of the neighborhood and look forward to providing those in the area with an exceptional place to work.
Wicker Park has been a prominent neighborhood in Chicago since it was first developed in 1870 after the Great Chicago Fire. Below are some facts about the neighborhood that may come as a surprise to those living and working in Wicker Park today.
Wicker Park is the setting for the 2004 film of the same name. Filming was actually done in Montreal, Quebec, though. The 2000 film High Fidelity also uses Wicker Park as its base and was filmed in the neighborhood.
Most people consider the borders of Wicker Park to be the 606 trail to the north, Ashland Avenue to the east, Division to the south and Western to the west.
Division Street was once known as “Polish Broadway” during the period when the Polish Downtown area was popular in the 1800s. The intersection of Ashland, Division and Milwaukee was considered Polish Downtown during this period. It is now in the Wicker Park neighborhood. Assemble’s new Wicker Park location is just west of the intersection and its CTA Blue Line stop.
Wicker Park once had its own newspaper. In 1900, The Wicker Park Eagle began printing. Its masthead said it was “The North-West Sides Most Exquisite Newspaper. Spicy and Clean”.
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