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Loyola University Piper Hall

Wheeler House

Not an active site.

Address

970 W. Sheridan Rd.

Neighborhood

Rogers Park

Architect

William Carbys Zimmerman, 1909

Website

luc.edu

Description

Piper Hall is one of few surviving lakefront mansions in Chicago. The 1909 Albert G. Wheeler house, bought by Mundelein College in 1934, became part of Loyola University Chicago in 1991. Meticulously restored in 2005, it is now home to the Gannon Center for Women and Leadership and the Women and Leadership Archives. The lavish interior of oak and mahogany is accented with Tiffany-inspired windows and fixtures, original wood flooring and a natural motif running through the plaster, woodwork and windows – all restored and sensitively updated for the house’s academic use.

Archived In

2018