Saturday, April 24, 2010

Trip 15: Armitage-Halsted District

Date: April 21, 2010
Trip: 15
Landmarks Visited: 1
Landmarks To-Date: 21
Landmarks Remaining: 332

On Tuesday I took the bus to work because Shawn wanted to use the car. I have a couple of options on which bus to take, but I took the Halsted bus to the Armitage bus because that way I would change buses in the middle of the Armitage-Halsted District. While I was waiting for the Armitage bus, I took a few photos.

The neighborhood is basically a high-end shopping district and the architecture is similar to the Milwaukee Avenue District that I visited earlier. Both neighborhoods are mainly 2 to 4 floor buildings with storefronts on the first floor, and apartments above.

The Armitage-Halsted District is smaller and I think not extremely architecturally interesting. I think it was probably landmarked to preserve the scale of the buildings. Without landmark status most of the buildings in the neighborhood probably would have been torn down to be replaced by bigger buildings for chain stores. It would have turned into an area of strip malls like North Avenue located not far away.

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