Henry Horner Homes

Street Address: 
Damen and Lake
Chicago, IL

Henry Horner Homes

Damen and Lake

Project: Henry Horner Homes

Year Built: 1957

Year Closed: vacated by 2008, demolition completed early May 2008

Architect: Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP

Historical Resources:

Kotlowitz, Alex. 1991.There Are No Children Here: The Story of Two Boys Growing up in the Other America.New York: Doubleday.

Popkin, Susan J.The Hidden War: Crime and the Tragedy of Public Housing in Chicago.New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press. Pages 85-137.Call No. HD 7288 .78

“Plan 6000 Unit Public Housing Program Here.”Chicago Daily Tribune, January 2, 1955. p. 33.Retrieved September 11, 2008 from ProQuest Historical Newspapers.

1996 aerial view of Horner Homes by Alex S. Mclean, from the Imagebase Project at University of Illinois-Chicago.

Demolition of Henry Horner Homes. Photograph by Micah Marty from the City 2000 collection at the University of Illinois-Chicago. Digitized by CARLI.




1957 - 2008

Structure Type

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