GEORGE R. THORNE SUMMER HOUSE
7 Cottage Row
Midlothian, IL 60445
Contact: Maria Kolacki
Open: Anytime (exterior viewing only)
Area: Area 2
Group Rates: Free
Operating Season: Open year-round
Suggested Length of Tour: 5-10 minutes
George R. Thorne, partner in brother-in-law Aaron Montgomery Ward's mail-order empire, chose this south-side Chicago location for his summer cottage. Thorne was one of the few wealthy Chicagoans who built a retreat home alongside the Midlothian Country Club & Golf Course. The architect, Howard Van Doren Shaw, was well known among Chicago's social elite and a master at adapting historical styles to the design of American Houses. This house is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Note: Some map locations are approximate. Please call the venue at (708) 389-0200 for exact directions.