Chicago Landmarks

Turzak House

Entrance and Carport, photo by Bob Thall     Address: 7059 N. Olcott Ave.
Year Built: 1938 - 1939
Architect: Bruce Goff
Date Designated a Chicago Landmark: December 9, 1992

Detail, photo by Bob Thall This design, which represents one of the earliest works by internationally recognized architect Bruce Goff, stands in pronounced contrast to traditional residences of the period. Designed as the home and studio for artist Charles Turzak and his family, it incorporated many features that did not typically appear in residential architecture until more than a decade later, including a carport, corner picture windows, and overhanging balconies. Goff also designed the Bachman House, another Chicago Landmark.