“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Chicago in Cook County, Illinois — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)

Wheeler–Kohn House

Otis L. Wheelock, architect


—1870 —

Wheeler–Kohn House Marker image. Click for full size.
October 19, 2013
1. Wheeler–Kohn House Marker
Inscription. A rare survivor of the stately mansions built on the Near South Side prior to the Great Chicago Fire of 1871, this also ranks as one of the city's best examples of Second Empire architecture. Built by banker Calvin Wheeler, it was remodeled in the mid–1880s by clothier Joseph Kohn, who added the window bay and elaborate front-porch in order to compete with the newer mansions on nearby Prairie Avenue.
Erected by Commission on Chicago Landmarks.
Marker series. This marker is included in the Chicago Landmarks marker series.
Location. 41° 51.298′ N, 87° 37.153′ W. Marker is in Chicago, Illinois, in Cook County. Marker is on South Calumet Avenue south of East Cullerton Street, on the right when traveling south. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2020 South Calumet Avenue, Chicago IL 60616, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. American Book Company Building (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Platt Luggage Building (about 800 feet away); Battle of Fort Dearborn (approx. 0.2 miles away); Henry B. Clarke House (approx. 0.2
Wheeler–Kohn House image. Click for full size.
October 19, 2013
2. Wheeler–Kohn House
miles away); John J. Glessner House (approx. 0.2 miles away); Second Presbyterian Church (approx. ¼ mile away); The Nine Dragon Wall in Chicago’s Chinatown (approx. 0.6 miles away); The Blues Trail: Mississippi to Chicago (approx. 0.9 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Chicago.
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