Thursday, March 12, 2009
Historic Gold Coast District ...
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The Gold Coast District, is a part of Chicago's Near North Side community area. It is roughly bounded by North Avenue, Lake Shore Drive, Oak Street, and Clark Street.
The district was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1978 ..
The Gold Coast neighborhood grew in the wake of the Great Chicago Fire. In 1882, millionaire Potter Palmer moved to the area from the Prairie Avenue neighborhood on the city's south side. He filled in a swampy area which later became Lake Shore Drive, and built the Palmer Mansion [Demolished in 1951]. Other wealthy Chicagoans followed Potter into the neighborhood, which became one of the richest in Chicago.
It has two Landmark Districts ...
# Seven Houses on Lake Shore Drive District .. click here.
# Astor Street District ... click here ..
And also two Landmark Buildings ...
# James Charney House ... click here ..
# Madlener House .. click here ...
Some of the remarkable buildings in the Gold Coast District includes:
Seven Houses on Lake Shore Drive District ..
Address: 1250-60 and 1516-30 N. Lake Shore Dr.
Year Built: 1889-1917
Date Designated a Chicago Landmark: June 28, 1989 ..
# For more on ... Chicago Landmark: Seven Houses on Lake Shore Drive District .. click here ...
Astor Street District ...
1200-1600 blocks of Astor Street (and cross streets)
Year Built: 1880-1940
Date Designated a Chicago Landmark: December 19, 1975
# For more on .. Chicago Landmark: Astor Street District ... click here ..
James Charney House ...
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 on .. Chicago Landmark: James Charney House ... click here ..
Madlener House ..
Address: 4 W. Burton Pl.
Year Built: 1902
Architect: Richard E. Schmidt & Hugh M.G. Garden ..
Date Designated a Chicago Landmark: March 22, 1973 ..
# For more on .. Chicago Landmark: Madlener House .. click here ...
Archbishop's Residence ...
Address: 1555 N State Parkway
Completed: 1885 ..
Architect: Alfred F. Pashley ..
# For more on .. Archbishop's Residence .. click here ...
Patterson McCormick Mansion ...
Address: 20 E Burton Pl
Architect: Stanford White ...
# for more on .. Patterson McCormick Mansion .. click here ..
William Wrigley residence ..
Address: 1400 N Astor Street ..
# for more on .. William Wrigley House ... click here...
The original Playboy Mansion ..
Address: 1340 North State Parkway, Chicago, IL 60610 ..
Architect: David Adler
Completed: 1899 ..
# for more on the ... original Playboy Mansion.. click here..
Florsheim Mansion ..
Address: 1328 N. State Parkway ..
Architect: Chicago architect Andrew Rebori ..
Completed: 1938 ..
# For more on .. Florsheim Mansion .. click here ...
Archbisop Quigley Preparatory Seminary ...
Address: 103 East Chestnut Street ..
Architect: Gustav Steinbeck and Zachary Taylor Davis ..
It's listed on the National Register of Historic Places ..
# For more on Archbishop Quigley Preparatory Seminary ... click here ..