Washington Park, Chicago

“Washington Park is located on the South side from 51st to 60th Street between Cottage Grove Avenue on the east and South Park Avenue on the west, containing a total area of 371 acres. It contains 7 miles of charming driveways, walks and bridle paths and 23 acres of lagoons. An equestrian statue of Washington is located at the Grand Boulevard and 51st Street entrance. The administration building of the South Park System is also located at Washington Park.” Printed text from back, postmarked 1914.

Postmarked 1925

“The refectory in this park is a very handsome structure being two stories high and contains a dining room, lunch room, and soda fountain. The second floor is devoted to dancing assemblies.” Printed text from back, postmarked 1912.

“Washington Park contains the largest Athletic Field in the world, the outdoor sports provided for including tennis, football, baseball, basketball, croquet, bowling and archery. Permission for athletic contests of all kinds by amateurs may be had on application and all sports are conducted under rules of the Park Board.” Printed text on back, postmarked 1915.

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