Address: 3015 W. Division St. Year Built:
Frommann & Jebsen
Date Designated a Chicago Landmark:
February 6, 2008
The visually-dramatic park building, built in the Queen Anne architectural style with Central European features, is Humboldt Park's oldest-surviving structure. Its picturesque style exemplifies the early 19th-century history of Chicago┐s grandly-scaled "pastoral" regional parks. The building is noteworthy for its fine brickwork, half-timbering, turrets and a multitude of tiled roofs and dormers. Built primarily to serve as a stable, it also once housed the office of then-park superintendent and noted landscape architect Jens Jensen.