Chicago Landmarks

McGill House

View from southeast     Address: 4938 S. Drexel Blvd.
Year Built: 1891
Architect: Henry Ives Cobb
Date Designated a Chicago Landmark: April 26, 2006

This grand mansion is an important early example of Chateauesque-style architecture. Based on 16th-century French Renaissance palace architecture, the style overlays Classical-style pilasters and moldings atop picturesque Gothic-style building forms and profiles. It was designed for Dr. J. A. McGill by the noteworthy architect Henry Ives Cobb, who is well-known for his design of the original buildings for the nearby University of Chicago, as well as the Newberry Library, the former Chicago Historical Society Building, and the Chicago Varnish Company Building on Chicago's Near North Side.

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