Chicago Landmarks Historic Resources Survey
The Historic Resources Survey An inventory of architecturally and historically significant structures came out in 1996. It was prepared by the Commission on Chicago Landmarks and the Chicago Department of Planning and Development. It summarized the results of a decades-long effort to identify the various community areas and neighborhoods, and list those buildings in those areas that were of historic and architectural importance; i.e., those buildings that should be preserved. Approximately 3.5% of all structures then extant were identified as architecturally or historically significant.
The Historic Resources Survey is organized according to the city's 77 "Community Areas." The community areas are statistical groupings created by the University of Chicago in the mid-1930s. These are not to be confused with aldermanic wards or neighborhoods, because their boundaries stay constant over time, whereas wards and neighborhoods tend to change over time.
The houses are classified by a Landmarks Color Code
Please Note: Only one address is shown, even though some buildings may have additional addresses. The buildings/houses are found on 45 streets.