In my last post I showed you how Louis Goldblatt's Wilmette estate if for sale. Located at 15 Linden in Wilmette, Louis' magnificent home was built in 1941. Just a bit north of that home sat the home of his older brother Nathan, 612 N Sheridan Road. Nathan's home was built by noted Chicago architect and developer Benjamin Marshal in 1921 for himself. The home was unconventional as its original owner.
Marshall sold the place in 1936 to department store executive Nathan Goldblatt, including the interior furnishings as we see in this Chicago Tribune article about the sale.
Nathan Goldblatt's family lived in 612 N Sheridan from 1936 to 1948. We can see in this 1948 Chicago Tribune article that the home was still pink and most likely still contained a number of Marshall's distinct furnishings. It is my guess that the home did not sell so the Goldblatt family then offered it to Wilmette and the village shortsightedly turned it down.
The former Goldblatt properties today:
SUSAN F SIMONS
6/22/2016 02:30:58 pm
How absolutely wonderful to have experienced this remarkable Chicago history and to share it. Thank you from a Chicago native.
5/26/2018 02:20:59 pm
As child my parents were invited by my father's sister to a party at a mansion in down town Chicago near UIC. It was hosted by a scientist that worked at Arrgone National Laboratories named Dr. Adams. I believe around this time he was a director. I don't believe this is an issue. Dr Adams has long since passed away. I remember the mansion's white washed marbel walls busts and columns and the garden backdrop. As an adult I have very feint memories of it. The mansion in particular had a third floor reserved for parties. I was wondering if you might know which mansion it was and who was its architect?
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