Chicago Landmarks

Hutchinson Street District

Scales house, 840 Hutchinson, photo by Barbara Crane     Address: 600 through 900-blocks of West Hutchinson St.
Year Built: 1894 - 1918
Architect: Various
Date Designated a Chicago Landmark: August 31, 1977

808 & 814 Hutchinson, photo by Barbara Crane, 1974 Originally called Kenesaw Terrace, this street contains one of the city's best collections of Prairie-style residences, many of which were designed by noted architect George W. Maher. The district's mix of Prairie-style designs and more traditional historical styles, such as Classical Revival, Queen Anne, and Richardsonian Romanesque, provides a unique perspective on the changes that took place in residential architecture between 1890 and 1920.