Chicago Landmarks

Astor Street District

Block of 1400 N. Astor St.     Address: 1200-1600 blocks of Astor Street (and cross streets)
Year Built: 1880 - 1940
Architect: Various
Date Designated a Chicago Landmark: December 19, 1975

Block of 1500 N. Astor St. Constructed over a period of more than 60 years, the buildings along Astor Street reflect the fashionable styles favored by their original residents. The numerous 19th-century houses, which are designed in a variety of historical revival styles, are interspersed with apartment buildings and townhouses from the 20th century, forming a unique reminder of the city's history. Today, the district is surrounded by highrise residential buildings, generally constructed from 1960-80.