Chicago Landmarks

Washington Park Court District

West Side of Washington Park Ct., photo by CCL     Address: 4900-4959 S. Washington Park Ct. and 417-439 E. 50th St.
Year Built: 1895 - 1905
Architect: Various
Date Designated a Chicago Landmark: October 2, 1991

4952 S. Washington Park Ct. These attached rowhouses, which were largely built between 1895 and 1905, distinguish this street from its immediate surroundings. It takes its name from the large park located one block south, which was laid out by noted landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted. The residential designs of architect Henry Newhouse and of developers Andrew and John Dubach continue to create a sense of a close-knit community for this picturesque one-block-long street.