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Community Roots: Selections from the Local Legacies Project
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University Park Public Library
University Park Public Library "The library in a cornfield...". Photo: Thomas Semesky

University Park: A Renaissance Village

The project chronicles the 50-year history of University Park, a planned community developed under the New Communities program established under HUD in 1970. Among the enhancements brought to the community are Governors State University, 1,000-acre Thome Creek Woods, a state-of-the-art library facility, a golf course, a sculpture park, and other recreational and cultural facilities.

Originally submitted by: Jerry Weller, Representative (11th District).

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The Local Legacies project provides a "snapshot" of American Culture as it was expressed in spring of 2000. Consequently, it is not being updated with new or revised information with the exception of "Related Website" links.

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