CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago has three new listings in the National Register of Historic Places.

The Illinois Historic Preservation Agency announced the listings Wednesday. The properties are a 1950s residential development, a wholesale florist market and an apartment building from the 1920s.

The Parkway Garden Homes were designed by and for African Americans after World War II. It’s located in the 6300 to 6500 block of S. Martin Luther King Drive.

The Wholesale Florist Exchange was built in 1927 and, at the time, was one of the nation’s largest wholesale florist markets. It’s at 1313 W. Randolph St.

The third listing in the National Register of Historic Places is a 1920s building on the city’s North Side that retains much of its original historic integrity. It’s at 2440 N. Lakeview Ave.

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