Address: 850 E. 58th St. Year Built:
Pond & Pond
Date Designated a Chicago Landmark:
April 15, 1995
Built as the headquarters of a large education-by-mail school, this building is remarkably original in design, while reflecting the dignity of traditional academic architecture. In composition and detailing, it is a masterpiece of early-20th century Arts & Crafts-style design. The architects, brothers Irving and Allen Pond, were known for their buildings' exceptional brickwork, asymmetrical massing, and distinctive decorative detail. Among Pond & Pond's other designs are the Northwestern University Settlement House and the Dining Hall at Jane Addams' Hull House--both Chicago Landmarks.