Hyde Park: The area around the University has a lot of assertive architecture. The massive houses along Woodlawn recall the days when Hyde Park was a young, remote, tony suburb, with a newfangled commuter rail connecting it to the Gilded Age city.
When I see a proud house like this, I’m grateful that ambitious Americans chose to build their homes in the borrowed styles of other periods and countries. To whomever built this house so long ago: thank you! We are still enjoying your handiwork now.