Essential Architecture-  Chicago Northeast

Armitage-Halsted District

architect

Various

location

Predominately Armitage Avenue between Halsted Street and Racine Avenue, and Halsted Street between Armitage Avenue and Webster Street

date

1870 to 1930

style

Various

construction

profusion of pressed-metal decoration, including bays, cornices, and corner turrets

type

commercial streetscape
 
 
 
   
   
These two streets in the Lincoln Park community area form one of the finest nineteenth-century neighborhood commercial streetscapes remaining in Chicago. The district contains an excellent cross-section of residential and commercial building types significant in the development of such streets, including small residential buildings and larger, multi-story mixed-use buildings, and is especially noteworthy for the profusion of pressed-metal decoration, including bays, cornices, and corner turrets, on many of the buildings. Together, the district's buildings form an important streetscape that exemplifies the importance of neighborhood shopping streets to the history of Chicago.

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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