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Welcome to Gladstone Park: Hidden Gem of Northwest Chicago, a website celebrating life in an extraordinary community in Chicago that only people from Gladstone Park know exists. Located in the most livable and culturally-rich of large American cities, its safe and vibrant one square mile neighborhood borders on Forest Preserves, overlooks a golf course, and feels like the kind of small town you wish you grew up in.

Hundreds of photographs focus on Gladstone Park’s vintage architecture and its stores, restaurants, churches, schools, and other special parts of the community. Explore who we are, how we got here, how we grew, and how we live, work, and play. Enjoy yourself virtually, pay us a real visit, and maybe you, too, won’t want to leave.

Gladstone Park houses
Title Page Art
The flower background of the main title is an example of Wycinanki, the Polish papercut folk art, in a nod to the many Poles who settled Gladstone Park and remain influential in the neighborhood today. The line drawing depicts the predominant vintage architecture of the community, featuring (left to right) a Dutch Colonial, an English Tudor, a Georgian, a bungalow, an American foursquare, and a two-flat.