Alta Vista Terrace District
Alta Vista Terrace Historic District
|Architectural style||Late 19th And 20th Century Revivals|
|NRHP reference #||72000448 |
|Added to NRHP||March 16, 1972|
|Designated CL||September 15, 1971|
The development was the work of Samuel Gross, who was responsible for several other real estate developments in Chicago. He was inspired to build Alta Vista Terrace after a trip to Europe, in which he looked at the row houses of London. The street is one block long and contains 40 small, single-family rowhouses, each on a lot about 24 feet wide and 40 feet deep. There were 20 different exterior styles based on various adaptations of architectural styles. Some of the features included Doric and Ionic wood pilasters, Gothic arches, Palladian windows, stained and leaded-glass fanlights, bay and bow windows, and various decorative woodwork.
Alta Vista Terrace is found at 1050 West on the Chicago street grid, running north from Grace Street (3800 North) to Byron Street (3900 North).
- National Park Service (2007-01-23). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service.
- "CAF Tours: Alta Vista Terrace". Chicago Architecture Foundation. 2007. Retrieved 2007-06-26.
- "National Register of Historic Places Nomination Form: Alta Vista Terrace" (PDF). 1972. Retrieved 2007-06-26.
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