Wrigleyville started out as a working class neighborhood. Today it is known for being the center for the world famous Wrigley Field. Home of the Chicago Cubs. It is also known as Central Lakeview and it borders run from Diversey Parkway and Irving Park Road, to Halsted Street and Racine avenue.
Wrigley Field is known for the Wrigley Rooftops that overlook this historic ballpark.
The Wrigley Rooftops are a generic term for a series of residential properties which have bleachers situated for seating and watching the Chicago Cubs, Concerts, or other major events at Whigley Field. They were first installed around 1914.
Until the 1980’s only a handful of individuals used them. Then the popularity began to rise. New structures were placed in and the building owners saw the opportunity to raise a little money and started charging admission fees. Soon the stadium itself felt the encroachment, but ultimately the historic significance won out. But only because an agreement was made for each party to make a money.
The Chicago Cubs started in 1876, but truly became the Chicago Cubs in 1903. They started off with very strong years and in their history have been in 10 World Series. The last one in 1945. Unfortunately, outside of Chicago they are best known for not winning a title in 107 years.
One of the last stadiums to get lights. True patrons enjoy the day games with a beer.
This area is famous for its bars and restaurants in neighbors with rich history. Some of the popular bars are Sluggers, Murphy’s Bleachers, Casey Moran’s, Rockwood Place, Sports Corner and The Chubby Bear.
The real estate has continuous redevelopment or rehabbed due to popularity.