Conway Mansion

Location:Chicago, Illinois
Client: Sacred Heart School
 
Project description: Antunovich Associates lead a comprehensive restoration of the Conway Mansion on Chicago's north side, one of the last surviving historically significant single-family residences on Sheridan Road. The building was rehabilitated for special events and meeting space with additional offices for Sacred Heart Schools. At the completion of the project, the building was renamed to The Driehaus Center at the Conway Mansion.

Antunovich Associates completed a full restoration of the building's exterior and interior. New and/or improved elements include the brick and limestone facade, the clay tile roof and cornices designed to match the historic elements, new wood windows, which replicate the originals, and new restroom facilities for events. Historic finishes such as mosaic tiles, carved woodwork, wood floors, plaster details, and decorative painted surfaces will be restored in the public areas.

William Carbys Zimmerman designed the residence for the family of Richard F. Conway in 1906. The house stood amongst the many now-demolished elegant mansions that once lined Sheridan Road, a prominent thoroughfare on the shore of Lake Michigan. Mr. Conway was a successful Chicagoan whose construction company built Lake Shore Drive.

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