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Sacred Heart Schools, Driehaus Center (Conway House)

Address

6200 N. Sheridan Rd.

Neighborhood

Edgewater

Hours

Sat, Oct 15: 10am - 2pm

Sun, Oct 16: 10am - 4pm

Photography Permitted Wheelchair Accessible

Architect

William Carbys Zimmerman, 1906

Website

shschicago.org

Description

The Richard F. Conway House was completed in 1906 for the owner of the paving company that constructed Lake Shore Drive. The enormous Tudor-Revival home is the work of architect William Carbys Zimmerman. He designed many nearby mansions on this posh stretch of Sheridan Road. In 1959, Sacred Heart Schools purchased the house, sparing it the fate that befell most of its neighbors. A $4-million restoration, completed in 2010, brought the house back to its original splendor. Highlights include beautiful oak and mahogany woodwork, ceiling beams in geometric patterns and 19 restored leaded-glass windows. The house now provides offices and event space for Sacred Heart Schools.

Behind the Scenes

Take in the opulence of this restored and rarely-open mansion—one of the last survivors of Sheridan Road’s days as a millionaire’s row.