EDWARD AYER HOUSE Edward Ayer was another one of several lumberman who built in the Gold Coast. In his case he made a great deal of money selling railroad ties and other materials to the ever expanding RR industry. He had significant land holdings in Arizona and Mexico, and was an amateur anthropologist with a…Read more
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EDITH ROCKEFELLER McCORMICK HOUSE Although it was commonly referred to as the Mrs. Edith Rockefeller McCormick residence, this house located at 1000 N. Lake Shore Drive was built in 1883 for Nathaniel Jones, a prosperous member of the Board of Trade. He was described as “one of the wealthiest and most successful businessmen in Chicago.” …Read more
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