The Villa subdivision on Addison Street

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The Villa subdivision on Addison Street
Posted by: fleurblue (
Date: December 04, 2009 02:14AM

I lived near "The Villa" neighborhood when I was in grade school. It is located on Addison St. just west of the Kennedy.

The homes are elegant and varied in architecture, situated on parkways running north and south from Addison to Avondale on the north. The western boundary of this triangle is Pulaski.

Over the years the area has remained stable and many homes show substantial amounts of preservation and restoration.

I spent many pleasant hours riding through this area in the summertime, and of course we always got the best Halloween candy there.

Any historical background on this or present status information?

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Re: The Villa subdivision on Addison Street
Posted by: laurtchka (
Date: December 04, 2009 03:29AM

yes the whole area was designated a landmark district in 1983. you can look it up in the chicago landmarks site. its far from forgotten though. they give tours there, have published a book on every house in the district too. here's a better source --

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