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Cable House

Erie St. and Wabash Ave. elevations     Address: 25 E. Erie St.
Year Built: 1886
Architect: Cobb & Frost
Date Designated a Chicago Landmark: October 2, 1991

Coach house Carved stone detail Designed in the Richardsonian Romanesque style by an eminent architectural partnership, this house was built for Ransom R. Cable, the president of the Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railway Company.

The Cable House is among only a few remaining structures that illustrate the original elite residential character of the area just west of North Michigan Avenue.