Jackson Boulevard District and Extension

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West Jackson Boulevard District
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Jackson Boulevard District and Extension is located in Chicago
Jackson Boulevard District and Extension
Jackson Boulevard District and Extension is located in Illinois
Jackson Boulevard District and Extension
Jackson Boulevard District and Extension is located in the US
Jackson Boulevard District and Extension
Location Roughly bounded by Laflin, Ashland, Adams, and Van Buren Sts., Chicago, Illinois
Coordinates 41°52′39″N 87°39′55″W / 41.87750°N 87.66528°W / 41.87750; -87.66528Coordinates: 41°52′39″N 87°39′55″W / 41.87750°N 87.66528°W / 41.87750; -87.66528
Area 8.5 acres (3.4 ha)
Built 1879 to 1893
Architect Multiple
Architectural style Second Empire, Italianate, Queen Anne
NRHP Reference # 78001134 and 89001729[1]
Added to NRHP May 19, 1978 and October 19, 1989

The West Jackson Boulevard District in Chicago, Illinois, also known as West Jackson Historic District, was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1978. It was earlier designed as a Chicago Landmark, in 1976, and expanded as Jackson Boulevard District and Extension in 1997. The NRHP district was expanded in 1989 to include one more building, the James H. Pearson House.[1]

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The district is a historic district in the Near West Side community area of Chicago, Illinois, United States. The district's area was built up between 1879 and 1893 by various architects. Lumber baron Benjamin Ferguson commissioned a red brick Queen Anne house in 1883 that takes up three city lots.[2] The area also includes the Church of the Epiphany. The original district was designated a Chicago Landmark on November 15, 1976, and was then extended to present size on July 30, 1997.[3]

The 1978 NRHP listing covered an 8.5-acre (3.4 ha) area roughly bounded by Laflin, Ashland, Adams, and Van Buren Sts. It included 34 contributing buildings in Second Empire, Italianate, Queen Anne and other styles.[1]

The James H. Pearson House, a building at 1513 W. Adams St., which had been constructed in 1885, was added to the NRHP listing in 1989. It was designed by architects Burnham & Root in Richardsonian Romanesque style.[1]

Church of the Epiphany

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d National Park Service (2009-03-13). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ "New on the Market - Three Mansions". Chicago Magazine. 2007-06-21. Retrieved 2008-07-17. 
  3. ^ "Jackson Boulevard District and Extension". City of Chicago Department of Planning and Development, Landmarks Division. 2003. Retrieved 2007-06-26.