About Us

RLVHAWelcome to the new website for the Ravenswood/ Lake View Historical Association.  We are dedicated to preserving and disseminating the history of Chicago, Illinois’s north side, particularly the neighborhoods of Ravenswood and Lake View.

In conjunction with the Chicago Public Library, the Association maintains an extensive collection of books, photos, newspaper articles, and audio and video recordings at the Conrad Suzler Regional Library, 4455 North Lincoln Avenue, Chicago, Illinois.

The Association frequently presents programs with authors and historians touching on matters of historical importance to the Ravenswood and Lake View neighborhoods.  Check the events page on this site for upcoming events.

The official boundaries of Ravenswood/ Lake View Historical Association are North Avenue, the Chicago River, Devon Avenue, and Lake Michigan.  While the official area takes in many neighborhoods, Ravenswood and Lakeview are the primary focus of the Association.

The Association is an Illinois not-for-profit corporation certified by the Internal Revenue Service as a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization.