Essential Architecture-  Chicago South and West

Kent House

architect

Burnham and Root

location

2944 S. Michigan Ave.

date

1883

style

Chateauesque

construction

Stone

type

House
 
 
   
The generous window openings and the sculptured qualities of masonry materials are a precursor to the firm's later designs, such as the Rookery and Monadnock buildings. This residence, one of the few remaining mansions on this portion of South Michigan Avenue, was built for Sidney A. Kent, a founder of the Chicago Union Stock Yard Company. The building's second owner was John "Bet A Million" Gates, who was as well known for his gambling exploits as for his business skills in the barbed wire industry.

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