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Ridge Historical Society

Graver-Driscoll House

Address

10621 S. Seeley Ave.

Neighborhood

Morgan Park

Hours

Sat, Oct 19: 10am - 5pm

Sun, Oct 20: 10am - 5pm

Photography Permitted Washrooms Available Wheelchair Accessible

Architect

John T. Hetherington, 1922

Description

Visit the home of the Ridge Historical Society, the group charged with preserving and interpreting the history of the Beverly Hills, Morgan Park, Washington Heights and Mount Greenwood communities. The group has been located in the Graver-Driscoll House, originally designed for affluent homebuilder Herbert Graver in 1922, since the early 1970’s. The house is situated on the Blue Island Ridge, a railroad-adjacent natural elevation that attracted the development of large homes and mansions in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Architect John T. Hetherington, known for designing other graceful period-revival homes in the area, intended this brick and stone Tudor Revival-style home to nestle into the sloping hillside. It features walkout terraces and elegant landscaping.

Visitor Experience

Get oriented to the neighborhood and see exhibits in the elegant home of the Ridge Historical Society. A new exhibit, "Threads of Imagination", explores past and current Ridge artists and the intersection between fashion and art.