Wingert House

The Wingert House is a nineteenth-century farmhouse located at 6231 North Canfield Avenue in Chicago, Illinois. One of the oldest surviving farmhouses within the Chicago city limits, the building received Chicago Landmark status on July 31, 1990.[1] It is part of the Norwood Park neighborhood.

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Front view of Wingert House in Norwood Park West, Chicago, IL
TypeBuilding
Location6231 N. Canfield Ave.
Chicago, Illinois, USA
Coordinates41°59′39″N 87°49′18″W / 41.9943°N 87.8218°W / 41.9943; -87.8218
Built1854; Additions, 1865–1875
Built forJohn Wingert
Original useFarmhouse
Architectural style(s)Italianate
Official nameWingert House
TypeBuilding
Designated31 July 1990
Wingert House is located in Chicago metropolitan area
Wingert House
Location of Wingert House in Chicago metropolitan area
Wingert House is located in Illinois
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Wingert House (Illinois)
Wingert House is located in the United States
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Wingert House (the United States)

The house was built in 1854 as the home of John Wingert, a German immigrant who had fled his home country due to religious persecution. A two-story Italianate style section was added between 1868 and 1875.[1] The Wingert House is one of the few extant buildings in Chicago that predate the Great Fire of 1871.[2]

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  1. ^ a b Wingert House, City of Chicago Department of Planning and Development, Landmarks Division (2003). Retrieved on 2007-06-19.
  2. ^ Pre-Fire Chicago Tour, City of Chicago Department of Planning and Development, Landmarks Division (2003). Retrieved on 2007-06-19.

Coordinates: 41°59′39″N 87°49′18″W / 41.9943°N 87.8218°W / 41.9943; -87.8218