Submitted by gfrere on Wed, 2014-11-12 11:57
Morris, Hank. "The Greenhouses of West Ridge." The Historian Vol. 28. no. 1 (Winter 2012): 4-5. Print version is available in the Newberry Library Newsletter Collection.
Greenhouses became popular with the local farmers (primarily German and Luxembourgers) in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Selling flowers was more profitable than selling vegetables during the short growing season in Chicago.