Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Astor Street District [Archbishop's Residence]

Archbishop's Residence..
Address: 1555 N State Parkway
Completed: 1885
Architect: Alfred F. Pashley..

This mansion completed in 1885, with 19 chimneys, and spanning an entire block serves as Archbishop's Residence. Seven archbishops have lived here, and world leaders from Franklin D Roosevelt to Pope John Paul II have crashed at the residence while in town.

State Street entrance..

Side view from Astor Street..


Just behind the Archbishop's residence is the wood block alley running east and west between State St. and Astor St.. The Wooden Alley is one of two remaining wood block alleys in the city; the other is on the 2100 block of North Hudson Avenue ...
For more on the Wooden Alley.. click here..

# For more on Astor Street district.. click here..
# For more on historic Gold Coast District.. click here ..

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