The Ridge Historic District, designated in 1976, runs through the heart of the Beverly Hills/Morgan Park neighborhood. With more than 3,000 buildings, it is one of the largest urban districts on the National Register of Historic Places.
Stunning homes were designed by many significant architects including Frank Lloyd Wright, George W. Maher, Walter Burley Griffin, Daniel Burnham, and Howard Van Doren Shaw. Designs represent every regional architectural style built between 1844 and World War II.
Also located in Beverly Hills/Morgan Park are four Chicago Landmark Homes – the Iglehart House, one of the oldest houses in Chicago, and three Frank Lloyd Wright-designed homes, the Jessie Adams House and two American Systems-Built homes.
Three Chicago Landmark Districts are found in the neighborhood. The Longwood Drive District runs along Seeley Avenue and Longwood Drive and is characterized by its rich mix of architectural styles that includes the community’s landmark Irish Castle, as well as Italianate, Gothic, Queen Anne, Prairie School and Renaissance Revival.
The Beverly/Morgan Park Railroad Station District includes six commuter train stations built between 1889 and 1945. They are rare surviving examples of late 19th- and early 20th-century Chicago commuter stations.
The Walter Burley Griffin Place District, designated in 1981, showcases the largest collection of Griffin’s Prairie Style work in America. The houses were built between 1909 and 1914.
The neighborhood also has many certified Historic Chicago Bungalows.
Vintage homes make Beverly Hills/Morgan Park an ideal choice for people who want to live in a piece of Chicago history. Incentives are available for eligible homeowners who wish to restore and improve their historic homes.