Beaches and Old Resorts

In 1929, Fredrick Bartlett, one of Chicago’s largest real estate developers, purchased 1400 acres on the shores of Lake Michigan. He wanted to create a resort community like the ones in Florida. Tourists were brought to the newly constructed area via the South Shore commuter train.

Beverly Shores Beach Attire

There were many resorts available to house the vacationers flocking to our beaches. You can see them at our exhibit at the Depot Museum.