Essential Architecture-  Chicago Far South

Palliser's Cottage Home No. 35

architect

Palliser, Palliser & Co.

location

2314 W. 111th Place

date

1882

style

Stick Style

construction

wood

type

House
 
 
   
Built by theology professor Rev. Johan Edgren, this house is one of the best pure examples of "pattern book architecture"– building designs sold through the mail – in the Midwest. It is the only documented design in Chicago by Palliser, Palliser & Co., widely considered the nation's most influential pattern book architects of the late 19th century. Its name derives from its plan number (#35) in a catalog called Palliser's American Cottage Homes. A significant early building in the Morgan Park neighborhood, it also is a rare Chicago example of Stick-style architecture. Characteristics of the style include wood framing laid atop the building's exterior cladding in order to articulate its underlying structure, plus boldly carved brackets and porch posts.

links

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