Chicago Landmarks

Colvin House

Front Elevation, photo by Bob Thall     Address: 5940 N. Sheridan Rd.
Year Built: 1909
Architect: George W. Maher
Date Designated a Chicago Landmark: October 5, 1994

Entrance, photo by Bob Thall This large-scale residence, one of the most distinguished to survive along Sheridan Road, epitomizes the distinctive architectural style of its designer. Dominant central entries, broad hipped roofs, bold rectangular massing, and complementary landscaping are common features of the work of this well-known architect, who began his career working for Frank Lloyd Wright.