Tag: History

Price reduced to $3M on a beautiful Gold Coast home

Price reduced to $3M on a beautiful Gold Coast home

When we visited the beautifully renovated Gold Coast home at 32 E Bellevue Pl a year ago, it was priced at $3,500,000. The price has since been re ...
City places landmark Raber House up for bid

City places landmark Raber House up for bid

The City's Department of Housing and Economic Development has put the John Raber House, a Chicago landmark, up for bid. The home, at 5760 S Lafayette ...
Jens Jensen, the Frank Lloyd Wright of landscape architecture

Jens Jensen, the Frank Lloyd Wright of landscape architecture

Many of you may have allowed Jens Jensen's 150th birthday to pass unnoticed in 2010. I know I did. And some of you may not know of Jens Jensen, an ...
Quote of the day: Pilsen’s Bohemian builders and Mexican preservationists

Quote of the day: Pilsen’s Bohemian builders and Mexican preservationists

The Pilsen Historic District is bounded roughly on the east and west by Halsted St (800 W) and Western Ave (2400 W), on the south by Cermak Rd (22 ...
Historic Del Prado offers renovated Hyde Park apartments

Historic Del Prado offers renovated Hyde Park apartments

The Del Prado, built in 1918, is one of a group of distinctive buildings that mark the gateway from Lake Shore Drive into Hyde Park in Chicago. Th ...
Help envision the Cermak Creative Industries District

Help envision the Cermak Creative Industries District

One of my favorite Chicago intersections is Jefferson, Cermak and Lumber in East Pilsen, just west of the Chicago River. The street names them ...
The Del Prado’s terra cotta Native Americans

The Del Prado’s terra cotta Native Americans

The exterior of the Del Prado Apartments in Hyde Park is distinguished by the Native American motifs of its extensive terra cotta detailing. ...
Master architectural preservationist Bill Lavicka

Master architectural preservationist Bill Lavicka

William "Bill" Lavicka impressed, charmed and captivated many people during his life, including many in the media, Don DeBat among them. Don becam ...
Tour a full-floor home in the Patterson McCormick Mansion

Tour a full-floor home in the Patterson McCormick Mansion

The historic Patterson McCormick Mansion, built in 1893, was designed by Stanford White and expanded in 1927 by David Adler. Warm Roman brick and ...
Is this Chicago’s most visually striking apartment lobby?

Is this Chicago’s most visually striking apartment lobby?

The Gothic Revival Steuben Club Building, a Chicago landmark, is one of the most visually striking structures in the Loop. It's best known for the ...
A Gold Coast home ideal for entertaining

A Gold Coast home ideal for entertaining

The beautifully renovated home at 32 E Bellevue Pl, on a tree-lined Gold Coast block, is a sophisticated urbanite's dream. The location is stu ...
Mrs O’Neill’s home in DePaul is for sale

Mrs O’Neill’s home in DePaul is for sale

Dennis Rodkin recently visited a Victorian home on the 2000 block of Seminary, in Lincoln Park's DePaul neighborhood, and recounted some of its ea ...
Old Town Triangle home closes quick sale at $201K over list

Old Town Triangle home closes quick sale at $201K over list

The striking Italianate Frederick Wacker home at 1838 N Lincoln Park West was listed for sale on December 20 at $1,299,000. The 4,700 square foot, ...
Tour a historic home on an Old Town Art Fair block

Tour a historic home on an Old Town Art Fair block

The Frederick Wacker home in Chicago's landmark Old Town Triangle neighborhood is one of the largest and most distinctive residences in the area. ...
You can be the sixth owner of Riverside’s historic Dore cottage

You can be the sixth owner of Riverside’s historic Dore cottage

The Village of Riverside's story is too storied to bear repeating, but if you're interested you can visit the websites of the Village and the Rive ...
A loose history of Evanston

A loose history of Evanston

We've previously noted the wide variance among Evanston census tracts in private school attendance among elementary school age children. In Ce ...
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