Old Town

Old Town is a neighborhood in Chicago, Illinois.

Old Town is today considered an affluent and historic neighborhood, home to many of Chicago’s older, Victorian-era buildings like St. Michael’s Church, originally a Bavarian-built church, and one of 7 to survive the path of the Great Chicago Fire.

Old Town is bounded by Larrabee Street on the west, Clybourn Avenue on the southwest, Division Street on the south, Clark Street on the east, and the former Ogden Avenue right-of way on the northwest. It spans across eastern parts of the community areas of Lincoln Park and the Near North Side. Old Town includes the Old Town Triangle Association bounded by Clark Street, North Avenue, and the vacated Ogden Avenue, Which includes the Old Town Triangle Historic District bounded by Lincoln Avenue, Wells Street, North Avenue and the former Ogden Avenue right-of-way, is in the Lincoln Park Community Area one part of which is still evident as a park between Hudson Avenue and Sedgwick Street. The other half of Old Town is in the Near North Side Community Area and is bounded by Clark Street, North Avenue, Larrabee Street, Clybourn Avenue and Division Street. The Lincoln Central neighborhood is to the west of the Old Town Triangle between Halsted Street, Lincoln Avenue, the former Ogden Avenue right-of-way and North Avenue.


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