THREATENED: Historic Field-Pullman-Heyworth House in South Shore Threatened

Field–Pullman–Heyworth Residence, Built in 1858, Moved to 7651 South Shore Drive in 1918. Photo Credit: Google Maps

“Eyeing the success of recent luxury-priced developments in Hyde Park and Woodlawn, a real estate agent in the next neighborhood south, South Shore, is pitching a parcel that borders a lakefront park as the site for a similar development.

“Under its current zoning, the lot, about 30,000 square feet, could accommodate a six-story building containing 40 units, Booker said. A developer who obtained a zoning variance could build more. Booker said that either apartments for rent or condos for sale might work at the site. She declined to say what they might rent or sell for. ” (Rodkin, 8/19/19)

Read the full article at Crain’s Chicago Business

Known as the Field–Pullman–Heyworth Residence, this Gothic style house was built at 5336 South Park Street (Hyde Park Boulevard at 54th) about 1858. It was then moved twice – first by barge to 7716 South Lake Street in 1912 and again to 7651 South Shore Drive, where is has stood since 1918. Characterized by pointed gables, this highly expressive house represented refinement in a suburban atmosphere. Recreational pursuits were an advantage to Hyde Park’s way of life, demonstrated by women proudly displaying their archery equipment. This early, undated image of the house was featured in the Chicago Daily News on September 9, 1939. (Davis, 7/9/15)

Read the fascinating history in the Hyde Park Herald

Part Fifteen: Taken for a Ride; the Field–Pullman–Heyworth Residence, Susan O’Connor Davis, Hyde Park Herald, 7/9/19

Could this South Shore site attract luxury buyers or renters looking for lake views?; Eyeing the success of recent luxury-priced developments in Hyde Park and Woodlawn, a real estate agent in the next neighborhood south is pitching a parcel on Rainbow Beach Park., Dennis Rodkin, Crain’s Chicago Business, 8/19/19

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