Chicago Landmarks

Armitage-Halsted District

Streetscape, 900-block W. Armitage Ave., photo by Terry Tatum, 2001     Address: Predominately Armitage Avenue between Halsted Street and Racine Avenue, and Halsted Street between Armitage Avenue and Webster Street
Year Built: 1870 - 1930
Architect: Various
Date Designated a Chicago Landmark: February 5, 2003

Streetscape, 2000-block N. Halsted St., photo by Terry Tatum, 2001 These two sstreets in the Lincoln Park community area form one of the finest nineteenth-century neighborhood commercial streetscapes remaining in Chicago. The district contains an excellent cross-section of residential and commercial building types significant in the development of such streets, including small residential buildings and larger, multi-story mixed-use buildings, and is especially noteworthy for the profusion of pressed-metal decoration, including bays, cornices, and corner turrets, on many of the buildings. Together, the district's buildings form an important streetscape that exemplifies the importance of neighborhood shopping streets to the history of Chicago.