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:
Sarah Rothschild, Realtor & Architectural History Nerd.