I don’t know what immediately comes to your mind when you think of suburban Northfield. Maybe Chief Keef? But architecture is probably not at the top of the list. Located about 19 miles north of downtown Chicago, the upscale village formerly known as Wau Bun (a Potawatomi word meaning “dawn” that was chosen by railroad tycon Samuel Insull in 1926) has just under 6000 residents and surprisingly, some interesting buildings. Not only are there a couple of examples of architect
I lived in Northfield in the 70s, was a student at New Trier West. Fascinating to read about these homes! Thank you.
Nice piece! Thanks. And....
Dang, there’s a place in my town that looks much like one of those Techbuilt homes. I’ll have to go check it out.
Thank you for another excellent article. You may be interested to know that Gertrude Kerbis worked for Carl Koch while at Harvard.