Essential Architecture-  Chicago Northwest

Northwestern University Settlement House

architect

Pond & Pond

location

1400 W. Augusta Blvd.

date

1901

style

Arts and Crafts Movement 

construction

Brick

type

Settlement House
 
   
One of Chicago's most important contributions to American social reform was the settlement house, which provided the poor with educational and recreational programs. This particular institution was one of the city's earliest, aiding Polish immigrants. It was founded by educator Charles Zueblin of Northwestern University. The Arts & Crafts-style structure was designed by architects known for their settlement house designs, including portions of Jane Addams' Hull House, another Chicago Landmark.

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