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Tomlinson Subdivision Collection

A work made of photographs, typed papers, and printed papers..

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  • A work made of photographs, typed papers, and printed papers..


1887-1998 (bulk 1988-1990)

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The Tomlinson Subdivision was begun in 1888 in the present-day Lincoln Park area of Chicago. The subdivision, on the 2300 blocks of North Clifton and Racine Streets, dates from 1888 and contains several arts and crafts style homes. This collection documents the history of this subdivision and the structures that have been built and razed on it, including the Alexian Brothers Hospital, demolished in 1977. This collection also contains research related to an unsubstantiated claim that Frank Lloyd Wright was involved in the design of several buildings in the subdivision.

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Tomlinson Subdivision Collection


Lincoln Park (Place depicted)

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Made 1887–1998


Photographs, typed papers, and printed papers.


H.: 15.3 cm (6 in.)

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Gift of Ed Norris, n.d.

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