Chicago Landmarks

Beverly/Morgan Park Railroad Station District

99th St. station, front elevation     Address: 91st, 95th, 99th, 107th, 111th, and 115th streets, along the Metra-Rock Island railroad line
Year Built: 1889 - 1945
Architect: Various
Date Designated a Chicago Landmark: April 15, 1995

95th St. station, rear elevation The six structures in this "thematic-style" district represent rare, surviving examples of late-19th and early-20th century commuter railroad stations in Chicago. These type of stations helped promote the development of the city's outlying areas, including--in this case--the suburban communities of Beverly, Morgan Park, and Washington Heights, which have since been annexed by the city. The architecture of the stations, which were designed for the Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific Railroad, reflect the Colonial Revival, Queen Anne, and Richardsonian Romanesque styles of the surrounding residences.

The stations, and the railroad tracks themselves, also are unique for their grade-level location, unlike other facilities which have been raised on viaducts and embankments.