Wednesday, September 08, 2004

Today's Historical Home

Alta Vista Terrace District, 3800 block of North Alta Vista Terrace

Built 1900-04 J.C. Brompton, architect, designated a Chicago Landmark September 15, 1971. This street represents one of the last real estate developments of Samuel Eberly Gross, a highly colorful realtor responsible for the construction of thousands of houses in the Chicago area.

Sometimes called "A Street of Forty Doors," Alta Vista Terrace displays a lively variety of architectural styles and detail, yet every townhouse on one side is duplicated with only minor variations at the diagonally opposite end of the block.

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