Chicago Landmarks

King-Nash House

Street Elevation, photo by Bob Thall     Address: 3234 W. Washington Blvd.
Year Built: 1901
Architect: George W. Maher
Date Designated a Chicago Landmark: February 10, 1988

Upper Story Detail, photo by Bob Thall Designed by one of the most inventive early 20th-century architects, this house is an amalgamation of the Sullivanesque, Colonial Revival, and Prairie styles. It was originally commissioned by wealthy businessman Patrick J. King, but its most well-known occupant was the influential Irish-Catholic politician Patrick A. Nash, who lived here from 1925 to 1943, when Washington Boulevard was one of the city's most-fashionable addresses.