Hyde Park–Kenwood Historic District

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Hyde Park–Kenwood Historic District
Hyde Park-Kenwood Historic District map.jpg
Rough boundaries of the district
Hyde Park–Kenwood Historic District is located in Chicago metropolitan area
Hyde Park–Kenwood Historic District
LocationRoughly bounded by 47th and 59th Sts., Cottage Groves and Lake Park Aves., Chicago, Illinois
Coordinates41°47′56″N 87°35′51″W / 41.79889°N 87.59750°W / 41.79889; -87.59750Coordinates: 41°47′56″N 87°35′51″W / 41.79889°N 87.59750°W / 41.79889; -87.59750
Area745 acres (301.5 ha)
Built byMultiple
Architectural styleLate 19th And 20th Century Revivals, Prairie School, Late Victorian
NRHP reference No.79000824[1]
Hyde Park–Kenwood Historic District (Boundary Increase I and II)
Location821–829 and 816–826 E. 49th St., Chicago, Illinois (increase 1)
825–833 and 837–849 E. Fifty-second St., Chicago, Illinois (increase 2)
Area1 acre (0.4 ha)
Built1916, 1924
Architectural styleMission/Spanish Revival, Other, Courtyard Apartments
NRHP reference No.79000824[1] (original)
84000996[1] (increase 1)
86001041[1] (increase 2)
Significant dates
Added to NRHPFebruary 14, 1979
Boundary increasesAugust 16, 1984
May 16, 1986
Added to NRHPFebruary 14, 1979

Hyde Park–Kenwood Historic District is the name of the National Register of Historic Places (NRHP) district on the South Side of Chicago that includes parts of the Hyde Park and Kenwood community areas of Chicago, Illinois. The northern part of this district overlaps with the officially designated Chicago Landmark Kenwood District. This northern part of the Hyde Park–Kenwood Historic District contains the Chicago home of Barack Obama.[2][3] The entire district was added to the NRHP on February 14, 1979, and expanded on August 16, 1984, and May 16, 1986. The district is bounded to the north, south, east and west, respectively by 47th Street, 59th Street, Lake Park Avenue and Cottage Groves Avenue.[4] Despite the large amount of property associated with the University of Chicago, the Hyde Park–Kenwood Historic District is mostly residential. The district is considered to be significant for its architecture and education.[4]

Among the Hyde Park–Kenwood Historic District's contributing properties are numerous NRHP listings in Hyde Park: Frank R. Lillie House, Isidore H. Heller House, Amos Jerome Snell Hall and Charles Hitchcock Hall, Arthur H. Compton House, Chicago Pile-1, St. Thomas Church and Convent, Frederick C. Robie House, George Herbert Jones Laboratory and Robert A. Millikan House. No NRHP listings from Kenwood are within the historic districts boundaries.[4] The NRHP-listed University Apartments are also within the district. Additionally, Chicago Pile-1 and Robie House, which are in the district, are two of the four Chicago Registered Historic Places from the original October 15, 1966 NRHP list.[5]

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  1. ^ a b c d "National Register Information System – (#79000824)". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. July 9, 2010.
  2. ^ Sweet, Lynn (May 30, 2010). "In Chicago, Obama visits Valerie Jarrett's folks home". Chicago Sun-Times. Archived from the original on November 4, 2011. Retrieved November 10, 2011.
  3. ^ Harris, Melissa (April 1, 2010). "Obama's neighbors near deal on house". Chicago Tribune. Retrieved November 10, 2011.
  4. ^ a b c "National Register of Historic Places Inventory – Nomination Form" (PDF). Illinois Historic Preservations Society. February 14, 1979. Retrieved November 1, 2011.
  5. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. January 23, 2007.

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