Even as you walk north on Chicago’s Clark Street, with bustling retail development all around, a sense of history permeates the journey.
While the vibe is new, the neighborhood is not. Young professionals fill the area now, much as their working-class ancestors might have in the time leading up to World War I when all was fresh and new.
The modest brick buildings that line the thoroughfare have stood for more than a century, housing restaurants and bars below and apartments above. Ahead, at the corner where Clark meets Addison, stands the icon of baseball Americana, looking much as it did 100 years ago this week when the gates first opened.