Chicago Landmarks

Palliser's Cottage Home No. 35

Exterior, Photo by Bob Thall, 1999     Address: 2314 W. 111th Place
Year Built: 1882
Architect: Palliser, Palliser & Co.
Date Designated a Chicago Landmark: February 16, 2000

Drawing from Palliser's American Cottage Homes, 1878 Built by theology professor Rev. Johan Edgren, this house is one of the best pure examples of "pattern book architecture"--building designs sold through the mail--in the Midwest. It is the only documented design in Chicago by Palliser, Palliser & Co., widely considered the nation's most influential pattern book architects of the late 19th century. Its name derives from its plan number (#35) in a catalog called Palliser's American Cottage Homes. A significant early building in the Morgan Park neighborhood, it also is a rare Chicago example of Stick-style architecture. Characteristics of the style include wood framing laid atop the building's exterior cladding in order to articulate its underlying structure, plus boldly carved brackets and porch posts.