A popular destination for those in Chicagoland, the Village of Oak Park sits just a quick jaunt down the Eisenhower Expressway, easily within one tank of gas. It’s most famous resident, Frank Lloyd Wright, left a wealth of Prairie style architecture behind, but Oak Park also boasts a past and present filled with literary and artistic genius.
Ernest Hemingway’s boyhood home in Oak Park has been sold.
Ernest Hemingway wrote in The Sun Also Rises, “Each time he enters into the terrain of the bull he is in great danger.”
Chicago’s literary history lives largely in its stories and structures, two things that are often intertwined in urban literature. Here’s a selection of notable sites of literary history in and around Chicago.