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Anna Baird: Early 20th Century Developer and Builder of High-Grade Apartments in Chicago

In honor of the centennial of the ratification of the 19th Amendment to the US Constitution, Landmarks Illinois has launched “Women Who Built Illinois,” a database of places in our state designed, developed, engineered, and built by women between 1879 and 1979.  I’m so excited about this project! This month, I’d like to share the story of Anna Baird, an early-20th-century developer of high-grade apartment buildings in Chicago. Although many of the structures Anna Baird built were later demolished, others remain, and they are surely good candidates for the database. (, Chicago, IL)
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South Shore dimensions
  • The area of South Shore is 2.93 square miles / 1,878.16 acres
  • The perimeter length of South Shore is 8.4 miles / 44,249.6 feet

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