Franklin School- This area was comprised mainly of homes built in the 1950s and 1960s until Park Ridge incorporated the Manor Area. The Manor area has many very large and newer homes. This area is near Lutheran General Hospital.
Franklin school is on a large parcel of land with many beautiful oak trees. The land was occupied by its original owner who lived in a log cabin. In the 1970’s the man moved out and the school district took over the land.
The kids in the area also attend Emerson Middle school. They have a choice between Maine South, which is across town, and Maine East, which is very close to this neighborhood. Up until the 1990’s there was no choice and kids went to Maine East. Harrison Ford want to Maine East.