4251 North Paulina Street
Superb example of an early frame house with an intact porch. The brackets are consistent with a stick style aesthetic and facilitate a sense of muscular composure, order wrought out of complex elements. Window surrounds remain and this house is fainted much as it might have been at the time it was built.
In 1885 Judge William McAllister, who lived in a larger home next door, now demolished, gave his daughter, Mary Ackley, a quit claim deed to this house. Her husband George Ackley was a claim examiner for the Chicago Northwestern Railroad and was vice president of James Andrews’ Ravenswood Loan Building Association. At the time of the 1900 census, they lived here with their three children. For a time in the mid-1890’s one of their daughters ran “a select school” in this house.
Recorder of Deeds Office, 1880 Census. No permit. See also October 13, 1894 Lake Breeze newspaper for article on Miss Ackley.
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