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      1919 N Seminary Avenue
      Chicago, IL 60614

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      Neighborhood: North Side
      Established in 1902 Adams Park bears the name of attorney and Congressman George Adams 1840 1917 and his wife Adele Foster Adams The Adamses gave ... read more
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      Established in 1902 Adams Park bears the name of attorney and Congressman George Adams 1840 1917 and his wife Adele Foster Adams The Adamses gave the City of Chicago use of 2 3s of an acre of property in their Lincoln Park neighborhood as parkland Placed under the jurisdiction of the city s Special Park Commission on which George Adams served Adams Park had playground apparatus a shelter house and sand court as early as 1904 In 1910 the Adamses gave the city full ownership of the property By 1916 the Special Park Commission had added a playing field that was flooded in winter for ice skating The city transferred Adams Park to the Chicago Park District in 1959 In 1997 a new interactive waterplay area named for retired school teacher Dorothy Melamerson opened in Adams Park Ms Melamerson provided funding for the children s water feature through a bequest in her will

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