Chicago Architecture Info

Field House

Also known as
Marshall Field Junior House
William H. Murray House
1919 South Prairie Avenue
Chicago, Illinois 60616
Basic Information
Designed by Solon S. Beman
Type residential
Neighborhood: Prairie Avenue District
Bounding Streets:
South Prairie Avenue
East Cullerton Street
South Calumet Avenue
East 18th Street
More Information
  • Developer:
  • William Murray
  • 1883: William Murray commissioned this house.
  • 1890: This house was sold to Marshall Field, Junior for $65,000.
  • 1902: The Marshall Field House next door was demolished to expand the Marshall Field, Junior House.
  • 1905: Marshall Field, Junior was killed.
  • 1915: The house was sold to Milton B. Pine for $40,000, who turned it into a rehab center.
  • 1928: The building was given to the Resthaven Home for Convalescent Women and Girls for use as a psychiatric hospital.
  • 1977: The Chicago Architecture Foundation bought this house.
  • 2003: Work began restoring the house.
  • 2007: The house was split into six condominiums.