Essential Architecture-  Chicago Northeast

Wingert House

architect

Unknown

location

6231 N. Canfield Ave.

date

1854; additions 1868-75

style

Italianate

construction

wood

type

farmHouse
 
   
   
This modest building is one of the few surviving early farmhouses located within the Chicago city limits. It was built as the residence of John Wingert, one of a number of immigrants who, in seeking refuge from religious persecution in Germany, created a settlement called Canfield on the prairie frontier. The building has been added onto several times, including the distinctive two-story, Italianate-style section.

links

With special thanks to the City of Chicago website, www.egov.cityofchicago.org , for much of the info on this page.
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