Chicago Landmarks

Greenwood Row House District

Photo by Michael Zimny, 2003     Address: 5200-5244 S. Greenwood Ave. (even addresses)
Year Built: 1903
Architect: Various
Date Designated a Chicago Landmark: December 8, 2004

Photo by Michael Zimny, 2003 This group of twenty row houses is one of the earliest-surviving groups of brick row houses built in the Hyde Park neighborhood following the University of Chicago's establishment in 1892. These buildings exemplify the high-quality residential architecture constructed in Chicago's neighborhoods in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Most of the district's houses were designed in variations on the Classical Revival style, with handsome pedimented entrances and cornices. The developer of the district, Samuel Eberly Gross, was one of the most prolific home-builders in Chicago history, building thousands of homes in Chicago in the late 19th century in developments such as Argyle Park, Calumet Heights, Dauphin Park, and Gross Park, mostly for working- and middle-class residents. The Greenwood Row House District was built for more affluent buyers and is similar to the North-Side landmark Alta Vista District, also built by Gross.

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