Wicker Park/Bucktown

IMG_3551Chicago, a city of neighborhoods, was populated by different ethnic groups as they immigrated to the city of big shoulders.  Wicker Park was developed by Scandinavian craftsmen and German beer barons and there are some gorgeous mansions near the neighborhood’s namesake park, Wicker Park, named for a real estate developer, Charles Wicker.  By the late 1800’s Wicker Park became mainly a Polish neighborhood with Milwaukee Avenue known as “Polish Downtown”.  The transportation hub at Milwaukee, Division and Ashland Avenues is located on the “Polish Triangle” and offers a 24/7 cab stand, Blue Line subway entrance and 3 bus lines north, south, east, west, northwest and southeast – all just 1-1/2 blocks from Two Urns.

Our vibrant, safe, urban neighborhood is now filled with great award-winning restaurants, boutiques – many with a hipster vibe – and is a wonderful neighborhood to explore for its architecture, dining delights and shopping.   We love to post info about the neighborhood,  so check back on some of our favorite spots within walking distance of the Two Urns at the bottom of this page under: What’s New

Want to find out more about the history of the neighborhood?  Check out the Polish Triangle Coalition where you can find books written by two local authors and historians about the area: Elaine Coorens and Victoria Granacki.