Prairie Avenue Historic District

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The area south of downtown ranks today among the hippest, fastest-growing residential sections of the city. Though it seems like a modern phenomenon, it all started along Prairie Avenue after the Chicago Fire in 1871. Here on "Millionaire's Row" lived industrial and commercial leaders Marshall Field and George Pullman, among others, in mansions designed by famous architects. For a while, Prairie Avenue was the city's most fashionable address. By 1966 industrial growth had caused the demolition of most of Prairie Avenue's mansions; a Chicago Landmark District was created in 1979 to preserve the remaining homes.

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John Jacob Glessner House
John Jacob Glessner House
Cornerstone of the Prairie Avenue
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Henry B. Clarke House
Henry B. Clarke House
Built in 1836 for New York merchant
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Quinn Chapel African Methodist Church
Quinn Chapel African Methodist Church
This lovely limestone chapel was built
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Field Museum of Natural History
Field Museum of Natural History
This world-class natural history
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Shedd Aquarium
Shedd Aquarium
Hard by Lake Michigan, the Shedd is the
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Adler Planetarium
Adler Planetarium
It's worth the views up and down the
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John Jacob Glessner House
John Jacob Glessner House
Cornerstone of the Prairie Avenue
0:30
Quinn Chapel African Methodist Church
Quinn Chapel African Methodist Church
This lovely limestone chapel was built
0:15
Dearborn Station
Dearborn Station
Loop skyscrapers rise to the north
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