O’Shea, John Scrapbook

Dates: 1901-1959. Size: 2 linear feet in 1 box, including 1 scrapbook. Chicago Public Library, Harold Washington Library Center, Special Collections. John O'Shea was known as the "Father of River Park." This scrapbook documents O’Shea’s life, the development of the North Center area from farms and prairies to urban neighborhood, the development of the River Park District and its parks and the Irish Catholic community on Chicago’s northwest side in the 1930s and 1940s, especially the Queen of Angels Parish and its clergymen. [Finding aid]