During the 1920’s Chicago had it all:
Art Deco Buildings, Speakeasys, Jazz, Prohibition,
Telephones and Toasters!
Marktown, a former industrial town designed by Howard Van Doren Shaw in 1917 to house workers of the Indiana Harbor Works of the Mark Manufacturing Company. Marktown represents a rare example of town planning by Shaw.
The Near North Side developed as a wealthy enclave after the Great Chicago Fire when Potter and Bertha Palmer built their famous Castle-inspired mansion on Lake Shore Drive. Following the Palmers, other wealthy Chicagoans built their homes in the district, many relocating from the community around Second Presbyterian Church and Prairie Avenue.