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Old Posted Feb 24, 2013, 6:03 AM
Mornac Mornac is offline
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Forest Preserve District of Cook County Records, University of Illinois at Chicago Library

--Gasp! And I mean Gasp! Marvelous find Mr. Downtown.

I’m currently the engineer for the building in the foreground on the northwest corner of Irving Park and Marine Drive. It was Immaculata High School at the time this photo was taken (and until 1982). The nuns built an addition in 1955 off the west end of the school along Irving Park right up to the Pattington Apartments (which still stand in all their grandeur). I was a bit intrigued by the building seen on that lot which looks sort of like a large mansion with lots of turrets, apses, and a huge wrap-around porch. A little searching revealed that it was known as the "Greenlee Mansion" and was apparently the first rendition of Immaculata which later became the nuns convent upon completion of the 1922 school building:

All images from Loyola Libraries Special Digital Collections:

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