Buena Park Historic District
The Buena Park Historic District, which includes the famous Hutchinson Street homes, is found in the southeast corner of Chicago’s Uptown neighborhood (roughly bounded by Graceland Cemetery, Marine Drive, Irving Park Road, & Montrose Ave.) Close to Lake Shore Drive, the park and lakefront, as well as the Irving Park transportation route, it’s known for significant houses and apartment buildings from the 1890’s to 1930’s. Architectural styles include Queen Anne, Romanesque Revival, Prairie School and Classical Revival, designed by such noted architects as Leon Stanhope and George W Maher.
In 1896, the North Shore Suburban newspaper reported that Buena Park was one of The Imperial Suburbs of Chicago," "a suburb famed no less for its natural beauty than for its refined, intellectual and god-fearing residents”. It was annexed to the city of Chicago in 1889.
Today, both lovely homes and apartment buildings offer residents a chance to embrace the past and become stewards of these magnificent properties. In addition to the magnificent Hutchinson Street single family homes, be sure to see the apartments on Junior Terrace, Bittersweet and Gordon Terrace, as well as single family homes on Hazel and Cullom.
To find homes for sale in the Buena Park Historic District or on the landmark Hutchinson Street, select this link: Historic Homes in Uptown (Chicago) Buena Park/Hutchinson Historic DistrictsBack to HIstoric Homes