North Shore, located in the North Beach neighborhood, is a densely populated urban area that runs from 73 to 87 Streets. Listed in the National Register of Historic Places in 2009, the historic district contains 473 architecturally significant buildings which include small garden apartment buildings, motels, and institutional and commercial buildings.

After World War II, the North Beach area became a lure for middle-class residents seeking a tropical resort lifestyle, and the architecture of the buildings conveys that sensibility. Roofs are generally flat. Natural stone, slump brick, and patterned stucco cover the Façades. Other eye-catching architectural details include perforated concrete screens punctuated by idiosyncratic pylon forms, projecting concrete fins and decorative modern metal details. Most of the buildings wrap around intimate garden patios.


North Shore Register District Map
Visit the North Shore National Register Destrict by downloading a self-guided tour booklet here.
View the National Register district nomination report here.


              GALLERY PHOTO            View our extensive gallery of the North Shore National Register District here.