Yorkville

Yorkville

Once crossed by an ancient aboriginal trail (Davenport Road), the area known today as Yorkville was first permanently settled by those of European descent in the early 1800s. The Red Lion Inn, one of the first buildings in the area, was a stagecoach stop and vital gathering place. Economic growth was spurred by brick-making and brewing industries established from the 1830s.

In the 1950s, artists and actors transformed the area into a thriving arts community. By the mid to late 1960s, Yorkville become famous for its “hippies”, folk music, and coffee houses…


Facebooktwittergoogle_pluspinterest