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Colvin House

Creative Coworking

This is an archived listing.

Address

5940 N. Sheridan Rd.

Neighborhood

Edgewater

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.

Archived In

2016 , 2017 , 2018 , 2019