Historic Landmark Districts

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Uptown Square

In addition to being the entertainment hub of the neighborhood, Uptown Square was designated a historic landmark district by the City of Chicago in 2016. This district encompasses many of Uptown’s crown jewels: the Preston Bradley Center, Lawrence House, the Aragon Ballroom, the Bridgeview Bank Building, the Green Mill, the Riviera Theatre, the Uptown Broadway Building, the Wilson Avenue Theatre, the McJunkin Building, the historic Wilson Station’s Gerber Building, the Uptown Theatre, and much more.

Castlewood Terrace District

Located north of Lawrence Avenue between the Lakefront and Sheridan Road, Castlewood Terrace features many distinguished Arts and Crafts and Historic Revival homes. Chicago historian Studs Terkel lived on Castlewood for many years.

Dover Street District

Designated in 2007, the Dover Street district is the result of years of community organizing. Originally conceived at the turn of the century to take advantage of the newly-built commuter train service (Northwestern Elevated Railroad; now the CTA Red Line), this collection of residential buildings is noted for its architecture, building materials, and craftsmanship.

Graceland Cemetery

Graceland Cemetery is a serene yet vibrant park-like cemetery that opened in 1860. Located east of Clark Street between Montrose Avenue and Irving Park Road, Graceland Cemetery is the final resting place to many prominent Chicago figures, including The Palmers, Marshall Field, George Pullman, Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, Daniel Burnham, and Louis Sullivan. Graceland both serves as a glimpse into the past and a beautiful place for the future. Even with over 150 years of history, Graceland Cemetery is still an active cemetery and arboretum.

Hutchinson Street District

Hutchinson is recognized as containing “one of the city’s best collections of Prairie-style residences” designed by noted architect George W. Maher. The district includes Prairie-style designs and other historical styles such as Classical Revival, Queen Anne, and Richardsonian Romanesque, providing a perspective on the changes that took place in residential architecture between 1890 and 1920.