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Humboldt Park Receptory Building & Stable

Roof detail     Address: 3015 W. Division St.
Year Built: 1895 - 1896
Architect: Frommann & Jebsen
Date Designated a Chicago Landmark: February 6, 2008

The visually-dramatic park building, built in the Queen Anne architectural style with Central European features, is Humboldt Park's oldest-surviving structure. Its picturesque style exemplifies the early 19th-century history of Chicago┐s grandly-scaled "pastoral" regional parks. The building is noteworthy for its fine brickwork, half-timbering, turrets and a multitude of tiled roofs and dormers. Built primarily to serve as a stable, it also once housed the office of then-park superintendent and noted landscape architect Jens Jensen.

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