Thursday, February 26, 2009
Astor Street District
Astor Street District..
1200-1600 blocks of Astor Street (and cross streets)
Year Built: 1880-1940
Date Designated a Chicago Landmark: December 19, 1975..
The plaque reads..
" Astor Street District
Constructed over a period of more than 60 years, the buildings along Astor Street reflect the fashionable styles favored by their original residents. Nineteenth century houses, in their various historical revival styles, are interspersed with apartment buildings, forming a unique reminder of the city's history.
Designated a Chicago Landmark on Dec 19, 1975
by City Council of Chicago.
Richard J Daley, Mayor
Commission on Chicago Historical and Architectural Landmarks."
Some of the buildings that I found particularly interesting are:
# Archbishop's Residence
# Patterson McCormick Mansion
# Charney House
# William O. Goodman House
# William Wrigley residence
# John Wellborn Root's residence
Address: 1555 N State Parkway
Completed: 1885 ..
Architect: Alfred F. Pashley ..
# For more images of Archbishop's Residence, click here..
Address: 20 E Burton Pl
Architect: Stanford White ...
# For more images of Patterson McCormick Mansion,click here..
Address: 1365 N. Astor St.
Year Built: 1891
Architect: Adler & Sullivan, with Frank Lloyd Wright ..
Date Designated a Chicago Landmark: August 20, 1972 ..
# For more images of Charney House, click here..
Address: 1355 N Astor Street
Architect: Howard Van Doren Shaw
William Owen Goodman made a fortune in the lumber business and he was the donor of the popular downtown theater that bears his name "Goodman Theater"...
Address: 1400 N Astor Street ..
# For more images of Wrigley House, click here
Address: 1308-1312 North Astor ...
Competed 1888 ..
# For more on John Wellborn Root's residence, click here..
Chicago Landmarks: Astor Street District .. click here ..