Essential Architecture-  Chicago Northeast

Old Edgebrook District

architect

Various

location

Bounded by Central and Devon avenues, the Chicago River, and the Edgebrook Golf Course

date

1894

style

various, most notably Colonial Revival and Queen Anne

construction

Various

type

Houses
 
 
 
This distinctive example of a railroad suburb, platted in 1894 by businessman and alderman Arthur Dixon, was built near the Chicago, Milwaukee, and St. Paul Railway. Many of the community's early residents were company officials and the buildings represent a variety of architectural styles, most notably Colonial Revival and Queen Anne. Surrounded by the Cook County Forest Preserve, Old Edgebrook's rural ambience makes it atypical for a neighborhood located in a major metropolitan area.

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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