A Prairie Avenue Companion: The HPZS Blog

Lost Mansions of the Gold Coast

When Potter Palmer decided in 1882 to build his new home on North Lake Shore Drive he indelibly altered the course of real estate development among the wealthy and prominent citizens of Chicago. What started as sandy marshland on the lakefront soon became the most desirable and expensive property in the city. However its success...

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A Prairie Avenue Companion: The HPZS Blog

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There’s no mistaking that the incantation of “Prairie Avenue” conjures up thoughts of Chicago’s Prairie Avenue District, and “Prairie School” the architecture of Frank Lloyd Wright. Harnessing that association as inspiration, our firm’s founder, Wilbert Hasbrouck, and his wife Marilyn, started...

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