INTRODUCTION Chicago is known throughout the world for its architecture . Although many people are familiar with the city's skyscrapers and public buildings , they often overlook or are unaware of Chicago's mansions that are located ...
Author: John Graf
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
A pictorial history of Chicago's mansions includes fashionable residences designed by such architects as Louis Sullivan, Frank Lloyd Wright, Henry Hobson Richardson, Daniel Burnham, and John Wellborn Root.
Many of the new residents came from the Prairie Avenue District; they had their mansions built on the same street as the Palmers. This was the first development phase of the Gold Coast; the second was luxury apartments. Chicago ...
Author: Wilbert Jones
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
What was once described as an undesirable swampland has been transformed into one of the most beautiful and wealthiest neighborhoods in America. Chicago's Gold Coast neighborhood, developed in the late 1800s, was first called the Astor Street District. It was named after one of the first multimillionaires in the United States, John Jacob Astor--even though Astor never lived in Chicago. In 1885, Astor Street District's first mansion was built. Potter Palmer, a dry goods merchant and owner of the Palmer House Hotel, built his palatial, castle-like residence on the corner of Lake Shore Drive and Banks Street; inside the Palmer mansion were 42 lavishly furnished rooms, which required 26 servants to maintain. Many wealthy Chicagoans followed Palmer's lead and built mansions in the neighborhood. Several homes took up an entire city block and, as time progressed, the name Gold Coast was adopted. On January 30, 1978, the entire Gold Coast district was listed in the National Register of Historic Places. Join authors Wilbert Jones, Maureen V. O'Brien, and Kathleen Willis Morton, longtime residents of the Gold Coast, on an engrossing journey through the neighborhood's history. Includes archival images along with the more contemporary images of photographer Bob Dowey.
In Chicago, the south side was chosen because it did not require the crossing of a branch of the Chicago River, ... rich class during and after the Civil War ... who had an ambition to live in mansions amid fashionable surroundings.
Author: William H. Tyre
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
Prairie Avenue evolved into Chicago’s most exclusive residential street during the last three decades of the 19th century. The city’s wealthiest citizens—Marshall Field, Philip Armour, and George Pullman—were soon joined by dozens of Chicago’s business, social, and civic leaders, establishing a neighborhood that the Chicago Herald proclaimed “a cluster of millionaires not to be matched for numbers anywhere else in the country.” Substantial homes were designed by the leading architects of the day, including William Le Baron Jenney, Burnham and Root, Solon S. Beman, and Richard Morris Hunt. By the early 1900s, however, the neighborhood began a noticeable transformation as many homes were converted to rooming houses and offices, while others were razed for construction of large plants for the printing and publishing industry. The rescue of the landmark Glessner house in 1966 brought renewed attention to the area, and in 1979, the Prairie Avenue Historic District was designated. The late 1990s saw the rebirth of the area as a highly desirable residential neighborhood known as the South Loop.
As the city grew during the late 1850s and the 1860s , Chicago's west side attracted many successful businessmen . Elegant mansions and townhouses lined Ashland Avenue and Washington and Warren boulevards . The west - side residents who ...
Author: Susan S. Benjamin
Publisher: Acanthus PressLlc
The first authoritative study of Chicago's city houses, portraying a private world of midwestern splendor.
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Author: Melissa Derkacz
Planning a company outing for a thousand, a wedding reception for a hundred, or a holiday celebration for a few is easy and enjoyable with the Chicago Special Events Sourcebook. This is the directory to find the perfect location to make every occasion memorable.Covering traditional venues such as conference centers, hotels, banquet halls, and restaurants, it also includes more unconventional sites such as comedy clubs, museums, zoos, galleries, nightclubs, and sports arenas. Featuring more than three hundred listings in Chicago and the surrounding suburbs, each site is completely detailed including a photograph and capacity information, rental fees, catering guidelines equipment availability, menu prices, and amenities.
Author: Illinois. General AssemblyPublish On: 1875
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Author: Illinois. General Assembly. SenatePublish On: 1875
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away pocket in this area never needed sprucing up , since it is home to a collection of some of the most varied , attractive , and undiscovered mansions in the city . The landmark Hutchinson Street District con- tains a high ...
The wealthier element is domiciled in mansions of the most comfortable and attractive appearance ; and it is quite ... Professor Halsey S. Ives , who directed the Fine Arts department of the World's Fair at Chicago , has for a number of ...