Chicago Landmarks

East Village District

1900 block of W. Thomas St., photo by CCL, 2004     Address: Four sections primarily situated on N. Winchester Ave., N. Wolcott Ave., N. Honore St., and N. Hermitage Ave. between W. Chicago Ave. and W. Division St.
Year Built:
Architect: Various
Date Designated a Chicago Landmark: January 11, 2006

This district of 19th-century working-class housing, located on Chicago's Northwest Side, exemplifies the importance of such small-scale, simply-detailed cottages and small flat buildings to Chicago neighborhood history. This ensemble of buildings was home to German, Polish, and other European immigrants who settled in the area in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Today these buildings form cohesive residential streetscapes that display the craftsmanship, scale, and architectural styles of buildings that formed the backbone of Chicago working-class neighborhoods developed in the late 1800s and early 1900s.