Chicago Landmarks

Groesbeck House

Front Elevation, by Bob Thall     Address: 1304 W. Washington Blvd.
Year Built: 1869
Architect: Otis L. Wheelock
Date Designated a Chicago Landmark: January 12, 1993

Window featuring This elegantly simple, Italianate-style building was the residence and office of early Chicago physician Abraham Groesbeck. It is one of the few structures to survive from pre-fire Chicago, when Washington Boulevard was one of the city's most-exclusive residential streets, home to such families as the Cranes, Glessners, and Harrisons, as well as Mary Todd Lincoln, the widow of President Abraham Lincoln.