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F.B. Henderson Residence, Elmhurst, IL (1901) (S.057)
Images By Richard Nickel, 1960-67, possibly as early as the late 1950s

This set of three images were photographed by Richard Nickel in the 1960s, possibly as early as the late 50s judging by the landscape, for the Historic American Building Survey (HABS). Nickel (1928-1972) was killed in April 1972, when a stairwell in the Chicago Stock Exchange building collapsed on him. HABS began in 1933 and has been administered

  jointly by the Library of Congress and the National Park Service. The Library of Congress has digitized photographs, drawings and other data from the project. A number of HABS photographs were taken by Chicago photographer and preservationist Richard Nickel. 
 
1: Viewed from the North East. Strong horizontal lines, low-pitched roof, broad overhanging eaves, horizontal rows of leaded glass windows and the prominent centrally located fireplace. The Dining Room is on the left, the Kitchen is in the center, and the covered Porch and Entry are on the right.
 
1a: Detail of the Dining Room on the left, the Kitchen on the right.
 
1b: Detail of the Entry and covered Porch on the right.
 
2: Viewed from the North West. Strong horizontal lines, low-pitched roof, broad overhanging eaves, horizontal rows of leaded glass windows and the prominent centrally located fireplace. The covered Porch is on the left, the Entry and 27 foot long Hallway are next with the Library on the right. The back terrace has been covered and the floor above is enclosed. There are four bedrooms upstairs.
 
2a: Detail of the covered Porch on the left, the Entry and Hallway on the right.
 
2b: Detail of the Hallway on the left and the Library on the right. The back terrace has been covered and the floor above is enclosed.
 
3: The massive twelve foot wide brick fireplace is the center of the home. The deep beams span the width of the Living Room. The Dining Room is on the right.
 
3a: The twelve foot wide brick fireplace is the center of the home.
 
3b: Detail of the deep beams that span the width of the Living Room and ceiling trim.
 
3c: The original gas two light wall sconces were later converted to electricity in the early 1990s. Built-in cabinets line the wall. The radiator remains exposed. The original light fixture hanging in the center of the Dining Room in Manson's photograph (5a) has been replaced.

 

 
 
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