McCormick Row House District

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Row Houses on Belden Av

The McCormick Row House District is a group of houses located in the Lincoln Park community area in Chicago, Illinois, USA. It sits between East and West parts of DePaul University's Lincoln Park Campus and is independent from the school. They were built between 1884 and 1889 and used by the McCormick Theological Seminary to gain rental income. They were designed in the Queen Anne Style by the A. M. F. Colton and Son [1] architects and joined the list of Chicago Landmarks May 4, 1971.[2] The McCormick Row House District also lies within the boundaries of the Sheffield Historic District. [3]

In 1973, the McCormick Theological Seminary made the decision to affiliate with the theological seminaries connected with the University of Chicago. In 1974, several McCormick Row House tenants formed the Seminary Townhouse Association and found buyers for all of the seminary's residential units. McCormick Row Houses are now owned by individual owners, with covenants protecting the treatment and maintenance of building exteriors and public areas such as the McCormick Row House private park. [1]


  1. ^ a b City Of Chicago Landmark Designation Reports, McCormick Row House District, April 1976
  2. ^ "McCormick Row House District". City of Chicago Department of Planning and Development, Landmarks Division. 2003. Archived from the original on 2007-06-07. Retrieved 2007-05-12.
  3. ^ National Register of Historic Places, Reference Number: 76000704

External links[edit]

Official City of Chicago Lincoln Park Community Map[permanent dead link]
City of Chicago Landmarks
Driehaus Museum summary of McCormick Row Houses
Seminary Townhouse Association