Monday, December 14, 2009

The Henry B. Stone Residence

A large concentration of Silsbee's Chicago work once stood in a neighborhood now known as the Gold Coast.  Relatively few of his homes there survive.  One of them is the Henry Stone Residence, built in 1887.  It is a Romanesque townhome typical of the type of homes he designed in the vicinity.  It has nicely carved copper downspouts and wrought iron work as well as carved stone detailing.  A common feature of many Silsbee residences that can be seen in this home is the bay is topped with an arched recessed balcony.    

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