East Lake Shore Drive District

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The East Lake Shore Drive District is a historic district in the Near North Side community area of Chicago, Illinois. It includes eight buildings at 140 E. Walton, 179-229 E. Lake Shore Drive, and 999 N. Lake Shore Drive designed by Marshall and Fox and Fugard & Knapp and the opposing park. It was designated a Chicago Landmark district on April 18, 1985.[1] These buildings include seven luxury high rise apartment buildings and the Drake Hotel.[2] Note that neither of the buildings on either end of the district actually has an East Lake Shore Drive address.[2] This district is located within the Streeterville neighborhood and overlaps with the Gold Coast.

As of 2014, East Lake Shore Drive ranked as the 6th wealthiest neighborhood in America with a median household income of $593,454.[3]



  1. ^ "East Lake Shore Drive District". City of Chicago Department of Planning and Development, Landmarks Division. 2003. Archived from the original on June 7, 2007. Retrieved May 13, 2007.
  2. ^ a b "East Lake Shore Drive". About, Inc. 2007. Retrieved May 19, 2007.
  3. ^ Cooperstein, Paige and Robert Johnson (February 25, 2014). "The 25 Richest Neighborhoods In America". Business Insider. Retrieved August 21, 2015.

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Coordinates: 41°54′03″N 87°37′19″W / 41.9007°N 87.6219°W / 41.9007; -87.6219