Edison Park Community Info
Edison Park is a tree-lined neighborhood in Chicago’s northwest, between Harlem Avenue and Canfield Road, and Howard and Devon Avenues. Famous for its annual end of summer food festival, The Edison Park Fest weekend kicks off with a parade, sidewalk sales, entertainment and arts and crafts, and the well-loved Taste of Chicago. With a mix of homes from bungalows and apartments to four-squares and Dutch Colonials, Edison Park offers many styles from which to choose.
Known historically as Chicago’s first “electric suburb” in 1890 and named after Thomas Alva Edison, the inventor of the incandescent bulb, Edison Park was mainly farmland until World War II. Edison Park was also home to painter Adam Emory Albright and his artistic sons Ivan and Malvin Albright as well as sculptor Leonard Crunelle, who gained fame for his statues of Abraham Lincoln.