Eight miles west of downtown Chicago sits a suburb with a rich, vibrant history. Berwyn began in the 19th century as two separate communities with vast stretches of marshland and farmland between. By the early 1900s, this booming municipality successfully kept industry at bay while remaining a strictly residential development. As thousands of bungalows were constructed in the 1920s, the “City of Homes,” as it was known, became the fastest-growing community in the United States. For many generations, the suburb has attracted hard-working people who take pride in their homes and exemplify the fulfillment of the American Dream. Explore Berwyn’s unique blend of big city appeal and small town charm with journalist/historian Douglas Deuchler. Over 230 photographs reflect the strength and energy that have been Berwyn’s hallmark from the beginning. The majority of these historic images have never before been published.
Softcover, 6 x 9, 128 pgs.