Chicago Landmarks

Eliel House

Front Elevation, photo by CCL     Address: 4122 S. Ellis Ave.
Year Built: 1886
Architect: Adler & Sullivan
Date Designated a Chicago Landmark: October 2, 1991

Ceiling Escutcheon, photo by CCL One of the few surviving examples of the small residential projects that made up the early work of Dankmar Adler and Louis H. Sullivan. The studied simplicity of the facade anticipates the famous firm's later, more well-known contributions to modern architecture, such as the Auditorium Building. This house was built as the residence of Mathilde Eliel, a schoolteacher who was a cousin of Adler's.