“Chicago happened slowly, like a migraine. First they were driving through countryside, then, imperceptibly, the occasional town became a low suburban sprawl, and the sprawl became the city.” ― Neil Gaiman, American Gods
In 1873, wealthy railroad magnate, Jacob A. Henry built his imposing mansion on Eastern Avenue, which was then referred to as “Silk Stocking Row”. He employed a master craftsman from Germany along with three cabinet makers to fashion the elaborate carved interior. It took three years to complete and has 16,800 square feet consisting of over 40 rooms. Today the lovely and fully decorated mansion, a National Historic Landmark, is well known for its beauty, Old Victorian charm and furnishings, as well as its delicious meals and entertainment, making the Jacob Henry Mansion Estate the perfect place for special occasions.