John Raber House

Front view of brick building with green tree framing the exterior5760 S. Lafayette Ave.

The Italianate-style residence was constructed by John Raber, a prominent area businessman, real-estate developer, and politician.  The house is 2-1/2 stories with a tall basement, topped with a cupola and has a one-story wing on the north.  The house stands on a large lot which was originally landscaped with the concept of an elegant country estate.  The photo on the lower right shows the property's condition from 1987.  The original building was modified by architect Thomas Wing in 1894 and has been used as a six-flat.  The John Raber House was designated a Chicago Landmark on April 16, 1996.

    • Zoning: RS-3
    • Approximate Lot Size: 75'x100'
    • Approximate Building Area: 4,000 sf
    • Condition: Façade and roof stabilization work completed in April 2007.  Roof repair completed end of 2011. Building requires complete rehabilitation and reinstallation of salvaged decorative features.
    • Ward: 20
    • PIN: 20-16-220-035-0000
    • Chicago Landmark

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full frontal view of brick two story Italianate-style building in englewood

Stairway, brown hardwoodInterior doorway with hardwood flooringMain living room with boarded windows

Brick house with four arched windows and brick masonry in black and white