Chicago Landmarks

Surf-Pine Grove District

Pine Grove Ave. row houses     Address: Predominantly 400- and 500-blocks of W. Surf St. and 2800-block of N. Pine Grove Ave.
Year Built:
Architect: Various
Date Designated a Chicago Landmark: July 19, 2007

Commodore Apartment detail Located in the North Side lakefront neighborhood of Lake View, this district is a visually distinctive collection of single-family houses and apartment buildings that exemplifies the historic development of this neighborhood between its annexation to Chicago in 1889 and the Great Depression years of the 1930s. Within the district can be found rugged-looking, Richardsonian Romanesque-style row houses, small-scale corner and courtyard apartment buildings from the years just before and after World War I, and a variety of tall apartment buildings and apartment hotels.