National Historic District

The Highland Park Residential Historic District is significant because of the presence of a variety of nineteenth- and twentieth-century styles of architecture that reflect the development, growth, and maturity of the neighborhood. The architectural resources of the district are almost entirely residential in use, mostly single-family detached houses and double houses, with a small number of commercial, educational, and religious buildings as well. The period of significance of the district is 1860 until circa 1940. The oldest extant building in the district, the Tim House at 1317 Sheridan Avenue (photograph #1), was built circa 1860, marking the beginning of development in the neighborhood. By 1940, when construction ceased due to the onset of the Second World War, most of the Highland Park Residential Historic District had been built up. Since that time, there has been construction scattered throughout the district that does not reflect the same cohesiveness in architectural style and character shown in the buildings that were built before 1940. [Text adapted from Mike Eversmeyer's final nomination documents for the Highland Park Residential Historic Distict. Mike has given explicit permission for its inclusion on the Highland Park web site.]