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“The Pines” (John and Margaret O'Neill Cudahy House)

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John and Margaret O'Neill Cudahy House
1888. 7923 Algonquin St.
  • West Bluff Cottage (Balthazar Korab)
  • (Photograph by Kathryn Bishop Eckert)

John Cudahy, a Chicago meat packer, built this huge shingled Queen Anne house atop terraces and a foundation of craggy field and limestone boulders on the West Bluff above the Grand Hotel. The house has a round corner tower with a bell-cast roof, a belvedere, hipped-roof dormers, and a classically detailed sweeping porch. Diamond, fish-scale, and rectangular shingles cover the exterior walls. Prominent Citizens and Industries of Chicago (1901) noted, “In addition to his handsome residence at Thirty-second street and Michigan Avenue, which was built in 1883, Mr. Cudahy has a beautiful summer home at Mackinac.”

Writing Credits

Kathryn Bishop Eckert

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