Chicago Landmarks

Calumet-Giles-Prairie District

Romanesque-style Rowhouses, 3300-block of Calumet, photo by Bob Thall, 1987     Address: 3100-3500 blocks of Calumet, Giles and Prairie Avenues
Year Built: 1870 - 1910
Architect: Various
Date Designated a Chicago Landmark: July 13, 1988

3100-block of Calumet, photo by Bob Thall, 1987 One of the few surviving collections of rowhouses on the South Side, dating from the late-19th and early-20th centuries and including early works by Louis H. Sullivan and Frank Lloyd Wright (Roloson Houses). This neighborhood is often referred to as the "Gap," due to its survival in the midst of other areas that had been cleared for redevelopment in the 1960s. In recent years, the area has undergone substantial rehabilitation, including construction of many new "infill" residences.