Essential Architecture-  Chicago Loop North

Astor Street District

architect

Various

location

1200-1600 blocks of Astor Street (and cross streets)

date

1880-1940

style

Various

construction

Various

type

Houses
 
 
   
Constructed over a period of more than 60 years, the buildings along Astor Street reflect the fashionable styles favored by their original residents. The numerous 19th-century houses, which are designed in a variety of historical revival styles, are interspersed with apartment buildings and townhouses from the 20th century, forming a unique reminder of the city's history. Today, the district is surrounded by highrise residential buildings, generally constructed from 1960-80.

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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