Chicago Landmarks

Alta Vista Terrace District

Streetscape     Address: 3800-block of North Alta Vista Terrace (1050 west)
Year Built: 1900 - 1904
Architect: Various
Date Designated a Chicago Landmark: September 15, 1971

Streetscape This street represents one of the last real estate developments of Samuel Eberly Gross, a highly colorful realtor responsible for the construction of thousands of houses in the Chicago area. Sometimes called "A Street of Forty Doors," Alta Vista Terrace displays a lively variety of architectural styles and detail, yet every townhouse on one side is duplicated with only minor variations at the diagonally opposite end of the block. The distinctly human scale creates a unity and harmony rarely found elsewhere in the city.

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