The City of Chicago's Official Site

Dewes (Francis) House

Wrightwood Ave. elevation     Address: 503 W. Wrightwood Ave.
Year Built: 1896
Architect: Cudell and Hercz
Date Designated a Chicago Landmark: June 12, 1974

Hampden Ave. detail Entry detail The exuberant German baroque detailing reflects the European background of the original owner, brewer Francis J. Dewes, and his architects. The house is a monument to old-world splendor, an example of the eclectic styles of architecture popular in Chicago after the World's Columbian Exposition of 1893.