Chicago Landmarks

Old Edgebrook District

Tudor-style residence, 6282 N. Louise Ave., photo by CCL     Address: Bounded by Central and Devon avenues, the Chicago River, and the Edgebrook Golf Course
Year Built: 1894
Architect: Various
Date Designated a Chicago Landmark: December 14, 1988

Detail of 6283 N. Louise Ave., photo by CCL This distinctive example of a railroad suburb, platted in 1894 by businessman and alderman Arthur Dixon, was built near the Chicago, Milwaukee, and St. Paul Railway. Many of the community's early residents were company officials and the buildings represent a variety of architectural styles, most notably Colonial Revival and Queen Anne. Surrounded by the Cook County Forest Preserve, Old Edgebrook's rural ambience makes it atypical for a neighborhood located in a major metropolitan area.