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Prairie Avenue Historic District

2200 South Prairie Ave, South Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL 60616
+1 312-922-3432
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2200 South Prairie Ave, South Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL 60616
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+1 312-922-3432
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beautiful area of the city hidden away from hustle and bustle but one doesn’t have to look too far! Brick low story building that are well kept, fresh flowers adorn patios, balconies and walk ways, lots of dog owners walking their fur babies.

Thank mommasher
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Reviewed 12 October 2017

I wrote separate reviews for both the Glessner House (1880s) and the Clarke House (1830s). These adjoin the Chicago Women's Park and Gardens. Prairie Avenue as a neighborhood preserves some of the original properties that were missed by the Chicago Fire, survived the industrialization of...More

Thank Eric W
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Reviewed 6 September 2017

Oldest home in Chicago, moved back to within 2 blks of the original location and well restored with a small museum in the basement. Beautiful gardens surround it, with a sculpture garden in honor of Jane Addams and a community vegetable garden as well. The...More

1  Thank livetoeatwell
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Reviewed 7 August 2017

Often described as Chicago's "original Gold Coast," the six-block stretch known as the Prairie Avenue Historic District was home to some of the city's wealthiest--more than 75 millionaires to be exact--and most influential citizens during the last three decades of the 19th century. Located on...More

2  Thank Taylor B
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Reviewed 6 February 2017

More millionaires living in the late 1800s than anywhere else in the US. There are displays that describe the various mansions that were on Prairie, Pullman's, Fields.

1  Thank SweetWillie
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Reviewed 19 August 2016

Spent an afternoon in this area, visiting the two homes you can visit. Not a big area, but interesting

1  Thank LMFMarlboro
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Reviewed 19 May 2016

The Prairie Avenue Historic District has undergone renovations over the last few years and some of the houses that have been renovated are really extraordinary. Standing in the middle of the district, you can be taken back in time to the late 1800's, when this...More

Thank Allen21096
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Reviewed 12 September 2015

Great glimpse into the bygone, turn of the century Chicago, buried amid all the new, shiny apartment towers. A little off the beaten path but just a short cab ride from downtown. Even a nice walk on a beautiful summer day. See the early traces...More

3  Thank Madachoo
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Reviewed 9 July 2015

We thoroughly enjoyed our walk around the Prairie Avenue District. We printed off a PDF brochure of the neighborhood (found on the Glessner House website - under the Tours tab and on the bottom of the left hand green box). The brochure provided a map,...More

5  Thank Diane K
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Reviewed 6 June 2015

a wonderful area to explore and see the Chicago of the past. There are several house museums to visit in the area.

3  Thank Pat S
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