Preservation in Edgewater, Andersonville, Rogers Park, Lincoln Square and Uptown

The grand old home and endangered 1907 Driehaus mansion located at 6200 N. Sheridan is about to undergo a $3.9 million makeover.   The historic mansion was built in 1907 for Richard Francis Conway, whose firm built outer Lake Shore Drive. Another historical note, Marion McCarthy, daughter of Conway,  was born in the home the day after the great Chicago Fire in 1871.

The  three-level home includes a third floor ballroom.   The period restoration of paint, wall finishes and complete 20thcentury furnishings is slated to be completed by Fall 2008, when the building will be renamed Driehaus Center.    The home currently holds an orange rating, which is the second highest on the city’s historical survey. The City of Chicago has an excellent program for preservation of historic bungalows. Visit for information on historic preservation and for details on renovating bungalows.

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