Essential Architecture-  Chicago South and West

Calumet/Giles Prairie District

architect

Various, including early works by Louis Sullivan and Frank Lloyd Wright (Roloson House)

location

3100-3500 blocks of Calumet, Giles and Prairie Avenues

date

1870-1910

style

Various

construction

Various

type

Neighbourhood
 
 
   
One of the few surviving collections of rowhouses on the South Side, dating from the late-19th and early-20th centuries and including early works by Louis Sullivan and Frank Lloyd Wright (Roloson House). This neighborhood is often referred to as the "Gap," due to its survival in the midst of other areas that had been cleared for redevelopment in the 1960s. In recent years, the area has undergone substantial rehabilitation, including construction of many new "infill" residences.

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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