Prairie Avenue Historic District

This area was the site of the 1812 Fort Dearborn Massacre.

After the Chicago fire, such residents as the Armour, Field, and Pullman families made this the city's most fashionable neighborhood.

Prairie Avenue aristocrats worshipped at nearby 2nd Presbyterian Church at 1936 S. Michigan Avenue. Its breathtaking Tiffany windows are among Chicago's hidden treasures.

Neighborhood Notables:

Clarke House
1855 S. Indiana Ave.
Chicago's oldest building (c.1836), it was moved to its present location in 1977 from the 4500-block of South Wabash.

Glessner House
1800 S. Prairie Ave.
Restored as a museum, it's one of many mansions that lined this street in the late 1800's when Chicago's wealthiest lived here.

Quinn Chapel
2401 S. Wabash Ave.
The home of Chicago's oldest African-American congregation, formed within the African Methodist Episcopal Church.

(While the 'L' travels through this neighborhood, these landmarks are not in close proximity to a station.)

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