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Ernest J. Magerstadt House, 4930 South Greenwood Avenue, Chicago, Cook County, IL

Ernest J. Magerstadt House, 4930 South Greenwood Avenue, Chicago, Cook County, IL

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Summary

Significance: This house is probably one of the finest works of George W. Maher, a contemporary of Frank Lloyd Wright, and one of the Prairie School. It shows a relationship to Wright's work of the time in its cubist massing, ribbons of windows, simple, low-pitched roof, and deep, unbroken eaves. The influence of Art Nouveau is also evident, as is seen in the extensive use of the poppy motif in the ornament and interior finish. Designated a Chicago Architectural Landmark in 1960.
Unprocessed Field note material exists for this structure: N832
Survey number: HABS IL-1024
Building/structure dates: 1908 Initial Construction

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Contributors

Historic American Buildings Survey, creator
Maher, George W
Rudd, J William, project manager
Burk, Gary, field team
Gregersen, Charles, field team
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No known restrictions on images made by the U.S. Government; images copied from other sources may be restricted. http://www.loc.gov/rr/print/res/114_habs.html

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