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In 1870, businessmen Charles and Joel Wicker donated a four-acre parcel of land to Chicago to be used as a public park, which was then called Wicker Park. One of the site?s features that made it popular is its triangular shape. It was shaped so because of the triangular-shaped fence they built to keep the cows out. As the Wickers had hoped, the area developed into a fashionable neighborhood. And then a decade after, the city transferred Wicker Park to the West Park Commission. It?s then when the Commission filled the lake surrounding the park and replaced it with lawn, for a wider walking ground.

Wicker Park remained to be a remarkable site and is now called Bucktown. You can see inside architecturally interesting structures that have been restored to their original beauty. There are also newly constructed ones. Wicker Park/Bucktown has something for everyone. It has the perfect combination of quiet residential streets and dynamic commercial scene. That?s why the neighborhood attracts young professionals, families and students.
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