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Evanston Dimension | Ask the Historians

What might you be able to tell about the origin and history about the house in Evanston at 239 Greenwood [Street], just two doors down from your History Center at the Dawes House? Over the years, I’ve done many searches from all the usual reliable sources and have always come up empty handed. It seems all information about the house itself has been scrubbed from the…

EVANSTON DIMENSIONS

Frances Willard vs. Ida B. Wells: Searching for the truth

Evanston’s most famous social reformer and suffragist, Frances Willard, and civil rights activist Ida B. Wells took center stage Saturday morning when two prominent historians convened virtually to discuss the racially charged conflict that set the women at odds during…

Turnaround Park marks the spot

Like many people, Evanston resident Sera Young faced last year’s COVID-19 lockdown with a combination of dread and boredom. “We were going crazy at home,” she recalled. So she started “doing O’s” with her family, that is, taking long looping…

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