The Park District acquired a Civil War-era church building in 1970 and moved it to the Chamber Park site. The building was remodeled to hold community meetings and recreational programs. In 1970, the Park District was able to purchase 8.35 acres of land on the former Skinner Farm property. As part of the acquisition plan, the parcel was subdivided. Three acres became Northside Park on Glendale Street. The rest was sold to School District 21 for a new school site.