Essential Architecture-  Chicago South and West

Prairie Avenue District

architect

Various

location

1800 and 1900-blocks fo S. Prairie Ave., 1800-block of S. Indiana, and 211-217 E. Cullerton

date

1836-1900

style

Various

construction

Various

type

Neighbourhood
 
 
 
   
This is an area steeped in Chicago's history. In 1812, the area was the site of the so-called Fort Dearborn Massacre, where hostile Indians attacked a band of European settlers. Following the Fire of 1871, this became the city's most fashionable neighborhood, home to the Armour, Field, Kimball, and Pullman families and once referred to as the "sunny street that held the siften few." Although many of the mansions were demolished in the mid-20th century, the remaining buildings provide a sense of the street's former character. Two individual Landmarks are located within the district: the Clarke House and the Glessner House.

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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