Architect James J. Egan was an Irish American architect who relocated to Chicago around the time of the Great Chicago Fire of 1871.
During his time in Chicago, he was a partner with Armstrong & Egan, Egan & Kirkland, and Egan & Prindeville.
He frequently designed structures with Romanesque details which include semi-circular arches, massive, thick walls, groin vaults, and large towers. These details lend themselves to churches and cathedrals.
This home at 1440 Dearborn Parkway in Chicago features a heavy stone façade, curved stone entry windows and bay.
The home also includes beautiful original wood paneling and mouldings, lovely outdoor room and a wine cellar. Many updates include a new kitchen and updated baths.
He is responsible for a number of churches across the United States including
Sacred Heart Cathedral in Davenport, Iowa
St. Paul Cathedral in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
and St. Mary of Assumption Cathedral in San Francisco, California.
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