Essential Architecture-  Chicago Northeast

Hawthorne Place District

architect

various, including Burnham & Root and Pond & Pond

location

530-593 W. Hawthorne Pl.

date

1890s

style

various

construction

various

type

Houses
 
 
 
   
One of the few streets along the city's north shore that was developed for--and has largely retained--large residences on large lots. After a shoreline drive began to be constructed in the 1890s, the McConnell brothers created large lots to attract buyers who wanted proximity to downtown but with larger yards than typically found in the city. Both brothers built their own homes on the street and set the tone for subsequent development, which includes works by such architects as Burnham & Root and Pond & Pond. The openness of the district makes it an oasis between the density of the Broadway retail district and the high rises along Lake Shore Drive.

links

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