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Harriet F. Rees House

Harriet F. Rees House, 2011     Address: 2110 S. Prairie Ave.
Year Built: 1888 - 1888
Architect: Cobb & Frost
Date Designated a Chicago Landmark: March 14, 2012

Limestone ornament, 2011 Detail, 2011 The Harriet F. Rees House was built in 1888 on Upper Prairie Avenue, one of Chicago's most prestigious residential neighborhoods in the late 19th century. Today it is only one of seven historic homes still standing on Prairie Avenue between 18th Street and Cermak Road. Designed by nationally-renowned architects Cobb & Frost, it is an excellent and remarkably intact example of the Romanesque Revival style as expressed in the urban townhouse type. The ornate limestone exterior and the interior detailed in rich woods and filled with fireplaces and other built-in features, is virtually unchanged from its original historic appearance.