Prairie Historic District Post Card - 1974 - Chicago Historical Society Ft. Dearborn Massacre 1812 - Painting
This is an area steeped in Chicago's history. In 1812, the area was the site of the so-called Fort Dearborn Massacre, where hostile Indians attacked a band of European settlers. Following the Fire of 1871, this became the city's most fashionable neighborhood, home to the Armour, Field, Kimball, and Pullman families and once referred to as the "sunny street that held the sifted few." Although many of the mansions were demolished in the mid-20th century, the remaining buildings provide a sense of the street's former character. Two individual Landmarks are located within the district: the Clarke House and the Glessner House.
For More information visit the City of Chicago's Landmark Website (click Here)
For a detailed Walking Tour Guide of the Neighborhood developed by The Glessner House Museum, goto (click here -->) Landmark Prairie Avenue Historic District Walking Tour Guide