On April 16th, 2018, Mayor Marty Maloney read a Proclamation recognizing the 115th Anniversary of Goudy’s Village Press which was established by Frederic W. Goudy in Park Ridge in 1903. “Today, we celebrate the handsome, hand-forged elegance of Arts & Crafts type fonts designed by Goudy and remember Goudy as a legend and an American superstar designer of the shapely letters that dress our words,” Maloney said.
He recognized Goudy and the Village Press “for creating more than 100 magnificent typefaces with his designs that bridged the gap between the print and digital ages with an elegance and energy that are eloquent and timeless.”
Former Alderman Rex Parker accepted the Proclamation and presented two framed prints to Mayor Maloney. “Goudy’s Village Press would have may locations over the years,” said Parker, “but it was here in Park Ridge when it all started, in a little barn on South Prospect, a block from the current City Hall. Park Ridge always held a special place in Frederic and Bertha Goudy’s heart.”