A rare collection of 19 Queen Anne-style worker cottages on the Near West Side would be designated as an official City of Chicago Landmark district under a proposal submitted today to City Council.
Built in the late1800s within the Tri-Taylor portion of the community, the “Claremont Cottages” on the 1000 block of south Claremont Avenue are distinctive for their high gabled roofs, overhanging eaves, carved wood brackets, oriel windows, patterned brick, carved stone, and colored glass, according to the Commission on Chicago Landmarks, which recommended the designation in October.
The 1.5-story structures were conceived and built as a speculative development by developers Turner and Bond based on a design catalog attributed to Chicago architect Cicero Hine.
The designation would protect the properties’ external features, including the rooflines, from significant alteration or demolition.
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