Beer Baron Row

Prairie Avenue wasn’t the only street full of mansions in the 19th century – there were plenty of them, and some of them have actually survived a bit better than the 16th and Prairie area, which was treated pretty badly for most of the 20th century.

In Wicker Park, several mansions still stand on Hoyne between Pierce and Schiller – the stretch of road that was once known as Beer Baron Row, since so many local brewers built their mansions there. Here’s a gorgeous example of one that’s still there:

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