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Evanston Dimensions | Ask the historians

After our last column, Holly Martin submitted the following question for historians at the Evanston History Center: “So a few years ago after I moved back to Evanston as an adult I found myself walking around downtown by Fountain Square. And suddenly I notice this plaque on a building with the name “Chandlers.”  Is this where my beloved planner came from?”

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Evanston Dimensions | Ask the Historians

After our last column, Libby Hill submitted the following question for historians at the Evanston History Center: In the 1950s, several City departments were run out of red brick two-story buildings on what I think was Maple. One was the Health Department. Perhaps simultaneously, perhaps following those buildings, City offices were in a grey limestone-looking […]

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Evanston Dimensions | Ask the Historians

After our last column, RoundTable reader Barbara Miller submitted the following question for historians at the Evanston History Center: I’ve been wondering when/why small neighborhood “convenience” shops disappeared. In the 1950s there were at least four within a few blocks (different directions) of my family’s home near Wesley & Monroe. No one did the family […]