The Whitney Terrace Subdivision consists of six Tudor residences, designed by Joliet architect Sirhan Seran, surrounding a landscaped common area and built between 1923 and 1929. The enclave is the only one of its kind known in Joliet. Although modern subdivisions have common areas owned jointly by all homeowners, they are invariably built well outside the developed core of a city, and their houses are usually limited to two or three designs. Whitney Terrace is unique because of its age, small size, location in a well-established urban area and adjacent to the University of St. Francis, and its individually distinctive residences. The six parcels comprising the subdivision are described as follows.
Lots 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6 in Whitney Terrace, a subdivision of Lots 16, 17 and 18, in W.A. Strong’s subdivision of Block 10, and of part of Block 4, in Glenwood, and of Lots 10, 11 and 12 in W.A. Strong’s subdivision of Block 18, in the Canal Trustees subdivision of the west half of Section 9, in Township 35 North, and in Range 10 east of the Third Principal Meridian, according to the plat thereof recorded June 2, 1924 in Plat Book 19, page 72 as Document No. 367804; also an undivided one-sixth interest in unnumbered lot or tract of said Whitney Terrace, subject to an easement for the common use; except for vehicular traffic of said parkway, for the benefit of all lots in said Whitney Terrace, situated in the City of Joliet, in Will County, Illinois.