Welcome 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.

The Ravenswood Lake View Historical Association announces the establishment of its new website at Principally the work of talented web designer Dan O’Neil, the website is our attempt to further our mission through the internet. Initially, the website is intended to establish our presence on the web and provide quickly accessible information about the Association.
Someday soon we hope that our site becomes more than just the typical website. We are excited to assist the Chicago Public Library in making the Sulzer Library Historical Collection’s photos fully accessible over the internet. Internet patrons will be able to download photos and hopefully other material directly from the internet. Stay tuned for further details.