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Descriptive Sketch of Lake Bluff

Descriptive Sketch of Lake Bluff
On the north shore, in 1874, Methodists took advantage of the beautiful beaches along the lake and established the Lake Bluff Camp Meeting Association as a summer gathering place. Within a decade wealthy Chicago businessmen and their families began to travel to Lake Bluff and other northern suburbs on the lake to summer at private resorts such as the five-story Hotel Irving built in 1883.