Chicago Landmarks

Walter Burley Griffin Place District

Jenkinson and Clark houses, photo by Barbara Crane, 1978     Address: 1600-1800 blocks of Griffin Place (formerly West 104th Place)
Year Built: 1909 - 1914
Architect: Various
Date Designated a Chicago Landmark: November 13, 1981

Garrity House, photo by Barbara Crane, 1978 The largest concentration of small-scale, Prairie-style houses in Chicago. Seven of these residences were designed by Walter Burley Griffin, an architect who began his career with Frank Lloyd Wright. An eighth Prairie-style house was designed by Spencer and Powers. So-called "builders' houses," which were constructed by contractors from plans popularized in building magazines of the same period, complete the street.