George B. Dryden House
This historic mansion was constructed between 1916 and 1917 for the family of Chicago rubber industrialist George Dryden and his wife Ellen, heiress of Kodak Eastman company founder George Eastman. The wealthy couple lived in the house designed by well-known Prairie School architect George Maher, whio designed the home in the Georgian-Revival style mirror that of the house where Eastman had previously resided in Rochester. The building enjoyed many modern advancements such as fireproof construction, a built-in vacuum system, and a water purification system. George Dryden donated the home to Northwestern University at the time of his death. The property was later sold to the school district and sold again to a Chicago-area developer in 2002.
Backstory and Context
Eastman Museum. . Accessed May 25, 2018. https://www.eastman.org/.
Horton, Phyllis. "Nomination Form: George B. Dryden House." National Register of Historic Places. July 28, 1978. http://gis.hpa.state.il.us/pdfs/200192.pdf
Quinn, Patrick M. "Evanston." Encyclopedia of Chicago, Accessed April 23, 2018. http://www.encyclopedia.chicagohistory.org/pages/438.html
Stangenes, Sharon. "Mansion life just the ticket for some buyers." Chicago Tribune(Chicago), May 18, 2007. , The House Hunter sec. http://articles.chicagotribune.com/2007-05-18/news/0705160758_1_george-eastman-george-dryden-carriag...
Photo SourcesBack of the Mansion, Taken 2012: Teemu008 at Flickr - https://www.flickr.com/photos/teemu08/7345708670
Front of Mansion, Taken 2009: By Zol87 from Chicago, IL, USA - https://www.flickr.com/photos/54499054@N00/3878854113/, CC BY-SA 4.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=9843500
Staircase: Taken by @properties, found at Zillow.com. https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/1314-Ridge-Ave-3-Evanston-IL-60201/2143865491_zpid/
Taken 1920: By Unknown - The Western Architect, Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=11834948