Chicago Landmarks

Race House

Street Elevations, photo by CCL     Address: 3945 N. Tripp Ave.
Year Built: 1874
Architect: Unknown
Date Designated a Chicago Landmark: September 22, 1988

Cornice Detail, photo by CCL This is the only remaining structure associated with the family that founded the village of Irving Park. This brick Italianate house, built for Stephen A. Race, is also representative of the area's early residential development prior to its annexation to Chicago in 1889. The building originally was sited on a spacious lot fronting on Irving Park Road, a former Indian trail. It was moved to its present location in 1905, at which time several modifications were made.