Landmarks Heritage Preservation Commission

Address: Park Avenue and Leavenworth Street

Year Built: 1902, 1904, 1916

Architect: John Latenser Sr. and A.M. Moore

Builder: Unknown

Style: Late 19th and Early 20th Century American Movements, including Prairie School

Listed in the National Register of Historic Places: 07/02/2008

The four apartments located in the Park Avenue Apartment District reflect trends in residential living that occurred as improved transportation lines made it possible for more people to move away from the congested urban core.  The oldest apartments in the district, the Barnard (1902) and Unitah (1904), are substantial architect-designed buildings with interior courtyards and refined details throughout. The newer buildings, duplexes constructed in 1916 on a smaller parcel of land than their upscale neighbors, are simpler in plan and detail. Although the buildings in the district differ in design and scale, they are unified in their builders’ efforts to attract middle and upper-middle class persons looking for affordable but stylish housing options close to reliable transportation and downtown employment. While the neighborhood and the buildings’ themselves have experienced some change over the years, the early success of these developments as residential units endures to the present.

National Register Nomination Document

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