1608 Forest Place Is A Deceptively Large, Yet Elegantly Renovated Home In Evanston That Overlooks Patriots Park, The Dawes Lagoon, And Lake Michigan. Check Your Real Estate Portal For Additional Drone Video And 3d Virtual Tour Links! This Victorian Home Was Built In 1879, About Eight Years After The Great Chicago Fire, And About A Decade Before The First Telephone Station Was Erected In Evanston (Which Happened To Be Overseen By Franklin G. Beach, General Manager Of The Union Telephone Company, Who Purchased Forest Place In 1894 And Lived There Happily With His Wife And Two Servants Before Selling In Probate To John W. Scott, Treasurer Of Carson Pirie Scott & Co.). Spurred By The Introduction Of Cable Car Transportation, Which Reduced The Commute Time To Chicago To Just 30 Minutes, Forest Place Was One Of The Very First Of Nearly 200 Residences To Be Constructed In The Lakeshore Historic District Between The Period Of 1880 And 1899, Most Of Which Are Now Concentrated In The Original Village Of Evanston, North Of Dempster. You Can Imagine How Forest Place Might Have Been Originally Constructed, Nestled Between Nothing But Large Forest Trees, Built From Those Same Trees, And Overlooking The Lake And A Slice Of Land That Would Eventually Become The City'S First Public Art Project In 1929: A Monument And Flag Pole Honoring Evanston Soldiers Who Gave Their Lives In The Spanish-American War, The Civil War And World War I. Throughout History, The Industrious Inhabitants Of Forest Place Have Enjoyed Unprecedented Lake Views, And Now After 60 Years Of Private Ownership, You Have A Chance As Well. Your Companion Is The Lake From The Time You Wake Up In The Morning, While You Prepare Meals During The Day, And Even Into The Evening As You Wind Down On The Front Flagstone Patio In Your Own Gated Front Yard! After The Flagstone Entry, Your Guests Are Greeted By A Large And Bright Tiled Foyer With High Ceilings And A Handsome Staircase. Beyond The Foyer, A Grand Double Parlor Is F
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