Chicago Landmarks

Dover Street District

4500-block of N. Dover St.     Address: Generally the 4500, 4600 & 4700 Blocks of N. Dover St. and four properties located at 4742-4754 N. Beacon St.
Year Built: 1893 - 1927
Architect: Various
Date Designated a Chicago Landmark: December 12, 2007

4640 N. Dover St. The Dover Street District's buildings, with their high-quality architectural designs, traditional building materials and fine craftsmanship, form a distinctive residential streetscape that exemplifies the early suburban-style development history of the larger Sheridan Park neighborhood in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Possessing a low-scale character, the District is made up of single-family houses, two and three-flats, and small apartment buildings situated on wide lots with generous set backs. Commuter train service to the area arrived in 1891 and this early access to mass transportation allowed upper-middle class professionals to maintain their city jobs while enjoying a suburban-like home life. The architects that designed buildings in the District include James Gamble Rogers (working at the beginning of his career), William Bryce Mundie, and J.E.O. Pridmore.

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