Friday, February 22, 2008

Raber House

5760 S. Lafayette Avenue
Year Built: 1870
Designated a Chicago Landmark in 1996
From the Landmarks page:
" One of the city's few remaining pre-Fire of 1871 residences, this is a rare surviving example in the Englewood community of a large country estate. The Italianate-style brick residence, which is capped by a wooden cupola, was constructed by John Raber, a prominent area businessman, real-estate developer, and politician. The residence's original 6 acre grounds and gardens were so extensive that the house's initial address was on State Street
(then South Plank Road), one block to the east."

Sunday, February 10, 2008

February at the beach

A calm, cold day on Chicago's north coast.