Friday, March 4, 2016

March 4, 1953 -- Demolition begins on Edith Rockefeller McCormick Mansion



March 4, 1953 -- Demolition begins on the mansion once occupied by Harold and Edith Rockefeller McCormick, a once-grand residence at the corner of Oak Street and Bellevue Place. Edith McCormick was the fourth daughter of John D. Rockefeller, who in 1895 married Henry Fowler McCormick, the son of the mechanical reaper magnate, Cyrus McCormick. She divorced him in 1926 and spent much of her last years in the 41-room mansion on Lake Shore Drive until she died in 1932. She is buried in Graceland Cemetery. The photos above show the mansion as it was and the residential tower that replaced it -- what is now One Thousand Plaza.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Oak and Belllevue run the same way. I think you meant to say Oak and North Lake Shore Drive.

Anonymous said...

I attended the Bateman School in this mansion. The school moved to 20 E Burton, the McCormick Patterson mansion around 1950.

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