Historical Neighborhoods…pick 4 of our 52 Adventures in Chicago!

The Historical Neighborhoods card was drawn this week. This card specifies the Sheffield Historic District, which falls between Fullerton, Halsted, Armitage & Racine. Though I’ve been in this neighborhood many times, mostly on the main streets mentioned above, I’ve never really walked along the side streets within this area. Wow! Simply stunning homes and architecture! Can I move please!

Most homes standout with their original architecture in Victorian-era styles dating to 1875, including Italianate, Romanesque, and Queen Anne. How I would love to walk through some of these homes! On July 21-22 the Sheffield Neighborhood Association will be hosting it’s 44th Annual Garden Walk & Festival. Hopefully I’ll make my way back there for this event, I’m sure it won’t disappoint.

DePaul University is situated right in the center of this district and what an amazing place to spend your college years. Right in the heart of the Lincoln Park neighborhood, with tons of great shopping and restaurants, not to mention the beautiful homes.

DePaul University also owns these beautiful Queen Anne row houses which were built between 1882-1889 as part of the McCormick Theological Seminary. These are known as the McCormick Row Houses. There are also the Fremont Row Houses and the Bissel Street Row Houses.Certainly a perfect day for a leisurely walk and bike ride for Avery! Definitely a neighborhood worth checking out!



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