This landmark district was built in 1902 by a number of architects, many of them visibly influenced by Frank Lloyd Wright's Prairie Style of architecture. Most notable among these were bungalows designed by the architectural firm of Hatzfeld and Knox, whose partner Clarence Hatzfeld would later design the fieldhouse and natatorium at Portage Park. The area showcases many unique Craftsman and Prairie style homes fronting on picturesque boulevard style streets.
between Addison, Pulaski, Avondale, and Hamlin
Nearest Transit: Kimball (Line: Brown Line)
The Villa District and Nearby Attractions on Map
St. Wenceslaus Church(2.5 km)
The other monumental religious edifice that dominates the Avondale skyline, it is considered to be 'one of the best examples of the fusion of Art Deco stylings with medieval European architecture in the city of Chicago.
Prop Thtr(2.8 km)
Prop is the best place in Chicago to see smart, exciting new dramatic theater, from 'Porno Zombies' to Daley biographies.
Gompers Park(1.4 km)
A big, lovely park (39 acres) with the full range of outdoor sports activities, including a lagoon for fishing.
Albany Park Theater Project(1.1 km)
A community gem: experienced theater veterans guide a multi-ethnic ensemble of teenagers in creating original plays about the immigrant stories in their neighborhood.
Carl Schurz High School(2 km)
A massive 1910 Prairie School masterpiece by Dwight Perkins, possibly the biggest example of the architectural style, and still a working high school.
National Veterans Art Museum(2.1 km)
A collection of over 500 evocative pieces of art, created by artists who served in Vietnam.
Marie's Golden Cue(1.5 km)
A classic pool hall with eighteen well-kept tables.
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