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by Jerry Shnay

Download Park Forest:  Dreams and Challenges   (IL)  (Images of America) eBook
ISBN:
0738519502
Author:
Jerry Shnay
Category:
Americas
Language:
English
Publisher:
Arcadia Publishing (April 27, 2002)
Pages:
128 pages
EPUB book:
1913 kb
FB2 book:
1381 kb
DJVU:
1610 kb
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Rating:
4.5
Votes:
955


Park Forest Dreams and Challenges IL Images of America.

Park Forest Dreams and Challenges IL Images of America.

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Part of the Images of America: Illinois Series). Less than 60 years ago, Park Forest, Illinois, began as a vision of this country's post-World War II future. Located some 40 miles south of Chicago's Loop, Park Forest was the first privately financed, completely planned community ever built in the United States. It was hailed as a ".

Featured in the book are historic images of the first regional shopping center built in the nation after the War and the largest .

Featured in the book are historic images of the first regional shopping center built in the nation after the War and the largest publicly-owned swimming complex in the state. Park Forest is also home to both the highly rated Illinois Philharmonic Orchestra and the Illinois Theatre Center, a nationally known repertory company. He is currently the Public Information Officer for the Village of Park Forest and President of the Park Forest Historical Society.

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Featured in the book are historic images of the first regional shopping center built in the nation after the War and the largest publicly-owned swimming complex in the state

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Book by Nicholas Hirshon, foreword by Ray Romano. I think part of the charm of Forest Hills was that there were many small businesses, mom-and-pop shops, and they’ve now given way to a bunch of banks and chain stores, and the character of Forest Hills is changing, said Nick Hirshon, author of Images of America: Forest Hills. Another business says goodbye in Forest Hills. Rising rents have resulted in the closing of another Forest Hills business. Hallmark Card & Gift at 71-41 Austin Street is the latest casualty.

Less than 60 years ago, Park Forest, Illinois, began as a vision of this country's post-World War II future. Located some 40 miles south of Chicago's Loop, Park Forest was the first privately financed, completely planned community ever built in the United States. It was hailed as a "G.I. Town"-a place where veterans could find affordable housing and put down roots. From the date Park Forest was incorporated as a Village in 1949, the community has created a distinguished history for itself, and to this day many of the original residents still take an active part in Village life. Park Forest: Dreams and Challenges brings to life the accomplishments of this inspiring community, which possesses two All-America City awards for its volunteer efforts in building for the future. Featured in the book are historic images of the first regional shopping center built in the nation after the War and the largest publicly-owned swimming complex in the state. Park Forest is also home to both the highly rated Illinois Philharmonic Orchestra and the Illinois Theatre Center, a nationally known repertory company.
  • Musical Aura Island
My wife and I grew up in Park Forest, and the pictures and text have given us hours of enjoyment, reminiscing about old places and times. Just great fun, if you come from there.
  • Dorizius
I grew up here, in the first class to go all through Indiana Elementary School! I left just after graduating RCHS to join the Army (near the end of Vietnam). I have described PF many times, and others hardly believe the "planned community" and the cleanliness and harmony of the place, so near rough areas on the southern outskirts of Chicago. I've heard that it's decayed badly since the '70s, so perhaps all is nostalgia now. I miss it!

By the way, I'd like to know what History books we used at Indiana School, 1962-1966. Does anyone know?

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  • Survivors
Although much of this book centers around the story of the founding and the 50's in Park Forest, as someone who grew up in the 60's there, the photos made the book worth it... you will remember some of these landmarks.
  • Alsanadar
This was a purchase for a family member who grew up in Park Forest. We already owned a copy of the book It is an excellent description of how Park Forest developed. Lot of photographs of familiar things in Park forest. This is a great series of books
  • Hanad
Enjoyed reading and seeing all the pictures of a singular time and place, Park Forest IL. I still feel amazed that I grew up there! Magical!
  • lacki
For anyone raised in Park Forest the memories of an art rich, wonderful childhood are seen, as well as a poignant look at how in America in less than 60 years that can become a shadow of its former shelf.
  • spark
My picture is in this book. What's not to like?
As someone who grew up in the 60s/70s in Park Forest this book is great. As teens we were treated to dances in the tennis courts and Westwood Jr High by our village with bands such as the Byrds, Buffalo Springfield and many other "top name" bands back then. We all could play outside from dawn to dusk and never worry...the mom's in the neighborhood rode herd on us all!!!