Posts tagged "Landmark"

1880s NIMBYs and the Glessner House

Henry Hobson Richardson‘s Glessner House, now a museum and local and national landmark, was not well-received by its neighbors at the time it was built, according to a wonderful quote from the Chicago Evening Journal. On July 10, 1886, the paper reported: Richardson, the famous Boston architect, had before his death orders for several houses... Read more »

Lincoln Park's quintessential oasis

What’s now known as the Alfred Caldwell Lily Pool in Lincoln Park has been called “the quintessential oasis.” It’s one of the few examples of landscape architecture listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The lily pool is named after Alfred Caldwell, the landscape architect who designed it and oversaw parts of its construction.... Read more »

Video tours of Chicago's highest-priced homes

When I visited the Theurer-Wrigley House last August it hadn’t yet been listed in the MLS. The landmark home at 2466 N Lakeview, which is more commonly known as the Wrigley Mansion, was listed for sale in October at $9,500,000, the current asking price. I visited the landmark Francis J. Dewes Mansion in November of... Read more »

Video tour of a Patterson McCormick Mansion condo

The historic Patterson McCormick Mansion, built in 1893, was designed by Stanford White and expanded in 1927 by David Adler. Warm Roman brick and terra cotta trim contribute to the distinctive aura of this grand palazzo-style home, which was built as a wedding gift for the daughter of the Chicago Tribune’s Joseph Medill. The mansion,... Read more »
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