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Prairie Avenue Historic District

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2200 South Prairie Ave, South Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL 60616
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Great outing! Very informative and interesting history of Prairie Ave. Now I am interested in their other tours!

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank msadrakhall
Reviewed June 4, 2019

This small row of elegant homes has been brought back from the dead by loving owners who have renovated the homes of Chicago's 19C barons of industry. It also features one of the most architecturally important homes in America, richardson's Glessner House, which is a...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank Ted F
Reviewed November 12, 2018

In the late 1800s, Prairie Avenue was Chicago's most prestigious address, home to some of the city's richest and most famous people, including George Pullman, Philip Armour, Marshall Field, John Glessner, William Wallace Kimball, Gustavus Swift and Potter Palmer. Historically, the north-south thoroughfare on Chicago's...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed August 10, 2018 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.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank canadianlotus
Reviewed October 11, 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

Date of experience: October 2017
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Reviewed September 5, 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

Date of experience: August 2017
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Reviewed August 6, 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

Date of experience: August 2017
2  Thank Taylor B
Reviewed February 5, 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.

Date of experience: January 2017
1  Thank SweetWillie
Reviewed August 19, 2016

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

Date of experience: May 2016
1  Thank LMFMarlboro
Reviewed May 18, 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

Date of experience: April 2016
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