9.0 out of 10

Glendale Park, Hammond

41.6017557766562 -87.5231712292219
Great for
  • Neighborly Spirit
  • Clean & Green
  • Peace & Quiet
  • Internet Access
  • Lack of Traffic
Not great for
  • Pest Free
  • Public Transport
  • Eating Out
  • Nightlife
  • Shopping Options
Who lives here?
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Hipsters
  • Trendy & Stylish

Reviews

5/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 5/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 4/5
Jun 01, 2011
Editors Choice

"Beautiful and historic homes"

Location / Historical Significance:

The Glendale Historic District is located just south of the Downtown / Harrison Park Historic District, just off of Hohman Avenue. As the city of Hammond grew larger it needed more room so it expanded southwards along Hohman Avenue. With this new development many of the city's wealthier residents began the move further south, away from the downtown central business district. This upscale residential development became one the the city's first planned subdivisions. Originally platted as the Glendale Addition, it was designed to be a self-contained community. It's expansive sized lots ringed an oval shaped drive, which is center pieced by a beautifully landscaped park. A gate house once stood as a sentry to the neighborhood's Hohman Avenue entrance. The Glendale Park Historic District contains a nice grouping of many of the most popular architectural styles of early twentieth century homes, while providing a look back to city's upper-class neighborhoods of the time period.

Architectural Styles:

The very first house to be built in the Glendale Addition was for W. C. Belman, Hammond's first School Superintendent. Completed in 1903, the home is a fine example of the Colonial Revival styling. By far the most popular home style in the subdivision was indeed the Colonial Revival. Well known architect Addison C. Berry built two versions of this styling - the A. Murray Turner House at 18 Glendale Parkway and the Olds-Mitchell House at 64 Glendale Parkway.

Several Craftsman style homes are also located in the district along with a American Four-Square/Prairie style home. All of these gracious homes front a lavishly landscaped parkway, complete with ornamental street lighting. A Hammond Historical marker circa 1902 is also located at the entrance to the district. The area has suffered very few contemporary architectural intrusions and still remains a very desirable residential neighborhood in the city. Below is a listing describing the homes original owners, architectural styling and date of initial construction.
Pros
  • Historic homes
  • Park-like setting
  • close to Chicago, expressways and train
Cons
  • borders Illinois
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Hipsters
  • Trendy & Stylish

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