Essential Architecture-  Chicago Northwest

Groesbeck House

architect

Otis L. Wheelock

location

1304 W. Washington Blvd.

date

1869

style

Italianate

construction

Brick

type

House
 
  Window featuring rope-edge molding, by Terry Tatum
   
This elegantly simple, Italianate-style building was the residence and office of early Chicago physician Abraham Groesbeck. It is one of the few structures to survive from pre-fire Chicago, when Washington Boulevard was one of the city's most-exclusive residential streets, home to such families as the Cranes, Glessners, and Harrisons, as well as Mary Todd Lincoln, the widow of President Abraham Lincoln.

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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