Chicago’s Historic Districts

There are several levels of designation of a Landmark, as discussed in my blog post Stability and Longevity From Historic District Designation. The highest level of protection for historic buildings is offered through local landmark designation. Designation as a Chicago Landmark District will require that building permits be reviewed and evaluated for appropriateness by the Commission on Chicago Landmarks. This will determine whether or not the proposed construction or changes within the district meet the Secretary of Interior’s Rehabilitation Standards. Buildings in these districts can also qualify for various tax credits and incentives. If you own a home or property in one of these areas, it is a good idea to be aware of the Landmark designation, incentives, and restrictions.


Here is a list of Chicago’s Landmark Districts:

Old Town Triangle

Photo: Old Town Triangle Row Houses | Credit: Old Town Triangle Association


Milwaukee Avenue Commercial

Photo: View From 1500 N. Milwaukee | Credit: Ronnie Lobello


Astor Street

Photo: East Side of Astor Street | Credit: Wikipedia


Black Metropolis Bronzeville

Photo: Overton Hygienic Building | Credit: Jyoti Srivastava


Surf-Pine Grove

Photo: Romanesque Row Houses | Credit: YoChicago


Five House on Avers

Photo: 1950-52 S. Avers Houses | Credit: Google Maps 2015


Hawthorne Place

Photo: 568 Hawthorne Place | Credit: Jyoti Srivastava


Michigan Boulevard

Photo: Michigan Avenue Streetwall | Credit: Jyoti Srivastava


Hutchinson Street

Photo: 734 W. Hutchinson | Credit: Chicago Magazine


Ukrainian Village

Photo: West Chicago Avenue | Credit: Flickr/Laura Hadden


Motor Row

Photo: 2301 S. Michigan Avenue | Credit: YoChicago


Arlington-Roslyn

Photo: West Arlington Place | Credit: Jyoti Srivastava


Old Edgebrook

Photo: 6239 N. Lundy Avenue | Credit: Crib Chatter


East Village

Photo: East Village Workman’s Cottages | Credit: Preservation Chicago


Printing House Row

Photo: 523 S. Plymouth Court | Credit: seechicagorealestate.com


Pullman

Photo: Pullman Row Houses | Credit: The Architect’s Newspaper


Villa

Photo: Craftsman Style House | Credit: Curbed Chicago


Jewelers Row

Photo: East Side of Wabash Avenue | Credit: Loop/Chicago


Milwaukee-Diversey-Kimball

Photo: Intersection of Milwaukee-Diversey-Kimball | Credit: Old Chicago Tumblr


Wicker Park

Photo: Historic Wicker Park | Credit: Wicker Park | Bucktown Chamber of Commerce


Burling Row House.jpg

Photo: Burling Row Houses | Credit: Jyoti Srivastava


North Kenwood Multiple

Photo: 4456 S. Berkeley Avenue | Credit: realtor.com


Mid-North

Photo: Workman’s Cottage at 2121 N. Hudson | Credit: Jyoti Srivastava


Washington Square

Photo: Washington Square Park – April 27, 1911 | Credit: Chicago History Museum


Newport Avenue

Photo: 855 W. Newport | Credit: Google Maps 2015


Oakdale Avenue

Photo: 852 W. Oakdale | Credit: Google Maps 2015


East Lake Shore Drive

Photo: Historic View of East Lake Shore Drive | Credit: The Art Institute of Chicago


McCormick Row House

Photo: Red Brick McCormick Row Houses | Credit: Chicago Architecture


Lincoln Avenue Row House

Photo: 1928 N. Lincoln | Credit: Google Maps 2015


Giles-Calumet

Photo: 3800 S. Giles – Flemish Revival Row Houses | Credit: Google Maps 2015


Oakland District

Photo: 4134 S. Berkeley Row Houses | Credit: Google Maps 2015


Prairie Avenue

Photo: Kimball Mansion – 1801 S. Prairie Avenue | Credit: Chicago Detours


Greenwood Row House

Photo: 5228 S. Greenwood Row Houses | Credit: The Chicago Maroon


WBG Place

Photo: Griffin’s Jenkinson & Clarke Houses | Credit: Walter Burley Griffin Society


Fremont Row House

Photo: Fremont Row Houses | Credit: Chicago Now


Terra Cotta Row

Photo: Terra Cotta House – 1048 W. Oakdale | Credit: Chicago Magazine


Bissell Street

Photo: Bissell Street Row Houses | Credit: Chicago Landmarks Tour 2010


Alta Vista Terrace

Photo: 3800 Block of Alta Vista Terrace | Credit: Eric Alix Rogers


Seven Houses on Lake Shore

Photo: 1250-60 Lake Shore Drive | Credit: Vincent Michael


Washington Park Court

Photo: 4900 Block of S. Washington Court | Credit: Solquest Design Unlimited


Dover Street

Photo: Craftsman Homes | Credit: City of Chicago


Calumet-Giles-Prairie

Photo: 3100 S. Prairie Row Houses | Credit: Google Maps 2015


Chatham-Greater Grand Crossing Commerical

Photo: Terra Cotta Buildings at 75th & Cottage Grove | Credit: LoopNet


Logan Square Boulevard

Photo: Historic “View From the L” | Credit: Kelly O’Connor McNees


Jackson Park Highlands

Photo: 6955 S. Bennett | Credit: YoChicago


Jackson Boulevard

Photo: South Side of Jackson Boulevard | Credit: Chicago Now


Arlington-Deming

Photo: Single Family Homes | Credit: Jim Peters


Armitage-Halsted

Photo: Armitage Corner Buildings | Credit: Jyoti Srivastava

Longwood Drive

Photo: Frank Lloyd Wright’s Raymond W. Evans House – 9914S. Longwood Drive |
Credit: R & L McNees


Kenwood

Photo: View of Dexel Boulevard | Credit: Chicago Image Gate

 

 

 

 

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