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Colvin House

Creative Coworking

Address

5940 N. Sheridan Rd.

Neighborhood

Edgewater

Hours

Sat, Oct 16: Closed

Sun, Oct 17: 10am - 5pm

Long Lines Photography Permitted Refreshments Available Washrooms Available

Architect

George Maher, 1909

Description

Passersby on Sheridan Road have long wondered about this yellow brick, Prairie Style-inflected American Foursquare mansion. It had fallen into disrepair after years of neglect, but has now been restored and repurposed as a distinctive coworking and event space. While the exterior of the house is quite restrained, the interior features over-the-top plaster ornamentation that was most likely added in the 1920s—it resembles the decor found in the lavish movie palaces of the day. Colvin House was designated a Chicago Landmark in 1994.

Visitor Experience

Guided tours will be available.