Charles Ringling Home in Evanston, Illinois

Charles Ringling, yes that Ringling, built this remarkable home in Evanston in 1914.

Ringling hired architect Alfred C. Clas to design his home.

The elegant entry features a gorgeous stair that leads to a spacious second floor landing.

This comfortable library has glass front book shelves and a working fireplace.

Here are a few more photos of the home.

Situated on a corner lot near Lake Michigan, it offers beautiful landscaping in both the front and back.  Also in the back is a 3 car garage with a three bedroom coach house.

Read more about the home’s history here.

Architect Clas, of Ferry and Clas, are also responsible for Hiram Smith Hall on the University of Wisconsin campus in Madison,

Joseph Vilas, Jr. house in Manitowac, Wisconsin,

and the Jacob van Orden house in Baraboo, Wisconsin

Have a great week!

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