MR. and MRS. POTTER PALMER Potter and Bertha Palmer could be considered the archetypal Chicago power couple. Potter was a successful businessman in commerce and real estate. Bertha was an accomplished musician and writer, adept at politics, and a skilled administrator. She was the president of the Board of Lady Managers of the 1892 World’s…Read more
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Lost Mansions of the Gold Coast
When Potter Palmer decided in 1882 to build his new home on North Lake Shore Drive he indelibly altered the course of real estate development among the wealthy and prominent citizens of Chicago. What started as sandy marshland on the lakefront soon became the most desirable and expensive property in the city. However its success…Read more
A Prairie Avenue Companion: The HPZS Blog
Welcome to “A Prairie Avenue Companion: The HPZS Blog”. We’re glad you could join us! There’s no mistaking that the incantation of “Prairie Avenue” conjures up thoughts of Chicago’s Prairie Avenue District, and “Prairie School” the architecture of Frank Lloyd Wright. Harnessing that association as inspiration, our firm’s founder, Wilbert Hasbrouck, and his wife Marilyn,…Read more
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