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The Wheeler Mansion

Address

2020 S. Calumet Ave.

Neighborhood

South Loop / Prairie Avenue

Hours

Sat, Oct 15: 9am - 5pm

Sun, Oct 16: 9am - 5pm

Photography Permitted

Architect

Otis T. Wheelock, 1870

Description

This is the only surviving historic mansion on Calumet Avenue. The Wheeler Mansion was built in 1870 for Calvin T. Wheeler, a banker and a member of the Chicago Board of Trade. It was designed in the Second Empire style—influences of which are seen in the tall third-story mansard roof. Over the years, the mansion has been home to a publishing company, a warehouse for the Murphy Butter and Egg Company and more. The current owner acquired the property in 1997 for $10,000 then spent 18 months renovating and restoring the vacant and crumbling building. Wheeler Mansion reopened in 1999. It is now a boutique hotel with 11 guest rooms and suites. In 1998, it was designated a Chicago Landmark.

Behind the Scenes

Experience the grandeur of this home's dining room, parlor and more.

NOTE: Parking is prohibited on streets near this site during the Chicago Bears home game on Sunday, October 16.