Once Chicago’s premier residential district, Prairie Avenue was home to some of the city’s founding families—Pullmans, Armours, and Marshall Field, to name a few. But by the late 1800’s, the neighborhood was already in decline. Factories and warehouses replaced some of the fabulous Second Empire homes, and others were boarded up or subdivided into boarding houses. It wasn’t until the late 1960's, when the area’s rich architectural heritage began to attract notice, that the slow process of revitalization began in the Prairie District.
A few historic mansions have been renovated into private residences, and some vintage row houses remain on neighboring streets. But most of the housing available in the Prairie Avenue district today is in converted lofts and new high-rise condo buildings, most notably One Museum Park, one of the city’s most upscale developments and the tallest building on Chicago’s south side.
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