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Ridge Historical Society

Graver-Driscoll House

Address

10621 S. Seeley Ave.
The Ridge Historical Society is not visible from the street. The entrance to the driveway is between two brick columns on Seeley Avenue. Visitors should park on Seeley Avenue, then walk down the driveway to the house.

Neighborhood

Beverly

Hours

Sat, Oct 15: 10am - 5pm

Sun, Oct 16: 10am - 5pm

Photography Permitted Washrooms Available

Architect

John T. Hetherington, 1922

Description

The Ridge Historical Society preserves and interprets the history of the Beverly Hills, Morgan Park, Washington Heights and Mount Greenwood communities. Since the 1970s, the group has operated out of the Graver-Driscoll House, originally designed for homebuilder Herbert Graver in 1922. The house is situated on the Blue Island Ridge, a railroad-adjacent natural elevation that attracted the development of large homes and mansions to the area in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Architect John T. Hetherington, known for designing other graceful period revival houses nearby, intended this brick and stone Tudor Revival-style residence to nestle into the sloping hillside. The property features walkout terraces and elegant landscaping.

Visitor Experience

Three first floor spaces will be open to view including the entry hall, dining room and living room, which is the main exhibit space. Exterior tours will be offered every half hour, which will include details on the house, its history and current restoration efforts.