Essential Architecture-  Chicago South and West

Eliel House

architect

Adler & Sullivan

location

4122 S. Ellis Ave.

date

1886

style

Late Victorian Free Style

construction

Brick

type

House
 
 
   
One of the few surviving examples of the small residential projects that made up the early work of Dankmar Adler and Louis H. Sullivan. The studied simplicity of the facade anticipates the famous firm's later, more well-known contributions to modern architecture, such as the Auditorium Building. This house was built as the residence of Mathilde Eliel, a schoolteacher who was a cousin of Adler's.

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