Oak Park


Oak Park
1. a city in NE Illinois, near Chicago. 54,887.
2. a city in SE Michigan. 31,537.

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      village, Cook county, northeastern Illinois, U.S. It is a suburb of Chicago, located about 10 miles (16 km) west of downtown. The area was originally inhabited by Potawatomi, Sauk, and Fox Indians. First settled in the 1830s by English settlers Joseph and Betsy Kettlestrings, it was called Oak Ridge and served as a stopping place for farmers taking their produce into Chicago. Following the devastating Chicago fire of 1871, the population grew rapidly, and the village was renamed Oak Park. The village, primarily residential, has the world's largest collection of buildings designed by architect Frank Lloyd Wright (Wright, Frank Lloyd), who once lived and maintained his studio (now a national historic landmark) there. Wright's Oak Park buildings include the Unity Temple (1905) and the Moore-Dugal Home (1895). The novelist Ernest Hemingway (Hemingway, Ernest) was born and grew up in what is now Oak Park; his birthplace is preserved, and the village has a museum devoted to him. Edgar Rice Burroughs (Burroughs, Edgar Rice), known for his Tarzan stories, resided in Oak Park during part of his writing career. Oak Park also features a children's museum and a conservatory. Inc. 1902. Pop. (1990) 53,648; (2000) 52,524.

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