Hyde Park Houses: An Informal History, 1856-1910. Photographs by Samuel W. Block, Jr.

By: Block, Jean F.

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1st edition. Oblong octavo, cloth, xii, 156 pp. Photos, maps. Fine in Very Good, mylar protected dust jacket with lightly rubbed edges. From dust jacket: Hyde Park - Kenwood, one of Chicago's oldest neighborhoods, has a rich tradition of diversity and vitality that is reflected in the architecture of its homes. Hundreds of slendid examples of nineteenth-century domestic architecture, still standing today, tell the story of Hyde Park's growth from a pastoral prairie settlement to a thriving urban community. Jean F. Block, a lifelong resident, brings that story to us in this detailed architectural history of Hyde Park's first fifty years. Hyde Park Houses serves as both history and guide. The engaging text is abundantly illustrated with seventy-six photographs of houses that are still standing (along with a map of contemporary Hyde Park locating these structures), fifteen historic photographs and drawings, and numerous maps tracing the development of the area. Biographical notes on more than forty architects -- among them Dwight Perkins, George Maher, Henry Ives Cobb, and Frank Lloyd Wright -- provide listings of their buildings. An invaluable appendix, organized by street, gives the construction date, architect, owner, and owner's occupation for more than nine hundred dwellings. Hyde Park - Kenwood was Chicago's first suburb...

Title: Hyde Park Houses: An Informal History, 1856-1910. Photographs by Samuel W. Block, Jr.

Author Name: Block, Jean F.

Categories: Architecture,

Publisher: Chicago: University of Chicago Press, [1978].:

Seller ID: 28523