Lincoln Park Row Houses Could Be Turned Into One Massive Home

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LINCOLN PARK — The Lakeview Avenue row houses near Diversey Parkway are being restored to their Georgian glory, potentially as a massive single-family home called Adler on the Park.

The four row houses, 2700-10 N. Lakeview Ave.,  already have been designated Chicago landmarks. Built in an attempt to bring the charm of British Georgian town houses to Chicago just at the northwest edge of Lincoln Park, they contain a lot of Chicago history as well.

"It's a great, great piece of Chicago history," said Bob Berg, president of Foster Design Build, which is handling the project.

David Adler designed the original row house at 2700 N. Lakeview for Emily Ryerson, widowed when her husband, Arthur, went down with the Titanic in 1912. It was a terrible year for the family of the Chicago steel magnate, as they were returning from Europe immediately after the death of Arthur Jr. in an auto accident.

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