Essential Architecture-  Chicago Northwest

Hitchcock House

architect

Unknown

location

5704 W. Ohio St.

date

1871

style

Italianate

construction

wood

type

House
   
 
   
When this house was built, Austin was an independent suburb, accessed from Chicago by commuter railroad. One of the oldest houses in the community, it was built for Charles Hitchcock, an executive of a railroad parts manufacturing company. Its tall windows, low hipped roof, and expansive porch reflect the then-popular Italianate style, which was inspired by the architecture of Italian country villas.

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