Essential Architecture-  Chicago Loop North

Seven Houses on Lake Shore Drive District

architect

Various

location

1250-60 and 1516-30 N. Lake Shore Dr.

date

1889-1917

style

Various

construction

Various

type

Houses
 
 
   
The four grand mansions on the 1200-block, together with the three in the 1500-block, are rare survivors of what Lake Shore Drive looked like when it developed as a prestigious residential street in the late-19th century. The architects of these buildings include the prestigious firms of: Holabird & Roche; Benjamin Marshall (see Lathrop House); McKim, Mead & White (see Blackstone Hotel); and Howard Van Doren Shaw (see Second Presbyterian Church).

links

With special thanks to the City of Chicago website, www.egov.cityofchicago.org , for much of the info on this page.
Photos copyright City of Chicago.
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