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Wicker Park Garden Club Garden Social

Posted by Ron Wolford -

NEXT SATURDAY–June 23–Garden Social
RESERVATONS: or (773) 278-9075
TICKETS: $20 Pay at Door (only 25 tickets left)
FUNDRAISER for the Park Gardens and Children's Programming

Wicker Park Garden Club Garden Social

Saturday, June 23...1-5 PM ALL TOURS BEGIN AT 1PM
Guided Tours of our Historic Neighborhood,
8 Gardens, and one Historic Home
Tour Ends With an Old Fashioned Garden Social
Food and Excellent Conversation.

Elaine Coorens' Wicker Park from 1673 thru 1929 and Walking tour Guide
Will be Available to you to purchase. See

You will meet the gardeners and see:
1. 7 Parkway Gardens–All Different and Beautiful!
2. 8 Gardens featuring ornamental plantings for sun and shade, the incorporation of vegetables and fruit trees, water features, and beautiful container designs.
3. Tour the inside of one historic home.
4. Then enjoy one of Pat Linnerud's excellent Afternoon Socials.

The Widow Johnson House–On the Tour this Month
This 1889 Gothic Revival styled home sports one of the grandest turrets and dramatic stairwell bays in our neighborhood. The east wall is face brick rather than common brick masonry. The modified bay, with its shell support, decorative inserts under the first floor bay, and the entire decorative chimney structure, are noteworthy features of this home, which has been used for film and television including the ABC-TV series The American Dream. You will see the modifications made in the kitchen area to accommodate shooting that show. In addition, the owners will share stories about former tenants, and you will see beautiful period furnishings and other embellishments that the owners have collected on their travels.

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