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History of Ravinia

Your Invitation to a Once-in-a-Century Event

Tuesday, October 08, 2013

By Amy Lohmolder

One hundred years ago, On November 22, 1913 our Ravinia predecessors proudly “lit a fire” dedicating a civic center that would become a wellspring of creativity, service and Ravinia community for decades to come. On Friday, November 22, 2013, exactly 100 years to the date, Ravinia Neighbors Association, in cooperation with the Highland Park Historical Society and the Highland Park Woman’s Club, will host the “Ravinia Village House Centennial Celebration” in commemoration of the christening of the village house and the remarkable era it ushered in.  Read More

A New Look for an Old House

Tuesday, May 01, 2012

By Lynne Jungman

The Highland Park Historical Preservation Commission selected the house at 501 Burton Avenue for its prestigious award, " best restoration" of an existing home in 2011. Many Ravinia neighbors had watched its transformation from drab to delightful. It presents now an inviting, picture-postcard loveliness. Read More

A History, Should We Forget Our Fire

Friday, September 30, 2011

By Amy Lohmolder

Several months ago, at an RNA meeting, one of our members noted that it is often the absence of pressing issues at any given time that causes us to fumble, wondering at our agenda. Who are we as a community group when we are not fighting for city support or monitoring and shaping developments in our neighborhood? What do we do at these times? Read More

History of Ravinia Festival

Ravinia Festival

Ravinia is home to the oldest and the largest music summer festival in the United States, Ravinia Festival, which goes back to 1904. Today Ravinia Festival is a place where you can meet up with your friends, have a wonderful time and hear some of the greatest music in the world. It also is the summer home for the world-renowned Chicago Symphony. Read more about how it all got started: http://www.ravinia.org/History


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