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Tour a historic home on an Old Town Art Fair block

by sponsored post on 1/5/12

The Frederick Wacker home in Chicago’s landmark Old Town Triangle neighborhood is one of the largest and most distinctive residences in the area.

The ornately-detailed Italianate home was built in 1872, before Chicago banned wood structures in the area. Wacker was a German-born brewer who served as Chairman of the Chicago Plan Commission from 1909 to 1926 as a strong advocate for Daniel Burnham’s Plan of Chicago. One of Chicago’s most prominent streets, Wacker Drive, bears his name.

The 4,700 square foot, 5-bedroom, 4 ½ bath home came on the market for $1,299,000 just before Christmas. It’s the only home I’m aware of in the Old Town Triangle that can boast both a 4-car garage and a coach house. The home quickly received multiple offers, and is currently under contract.

The new owners will be able to kick back on their wraparound front porch and enjoy the scene at the 63rd iteration of the Old Town Art Fair

Sergio & Banks’ Tina Culver is our tour guide in this sponsored video.

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