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Hiram R. McCullough Residence (editor's title)

Lake Forest house
William Henry Jackson, the famed photographer of the West, made pictures on the Chicago & North Western in 1898 and occasionally honored executives' requests for pictures of their houses. This one is of the large dwelling of Hiram R. McCullough at 600 E. Westminister St., Lake Forest, Illinois. The negative is damaged.

Jackson very successfully adapted his skill as a photographer of natural landscapes to domestic landscapes. It would appear that this print was taken from a damaged nitrate negative, and the damage lends the resulting view an antique quality.

In the late 1800s, Lake Forest began to be developed as a highly exclusive suburb for Chicago executives, including several railroad presidents. This dwelling was designed by Charles S. Frost for one C&NW President Marvin Hughitt's three daughters, and it was named Westover for a large Georgian style house built along the James River in the 1700s. In the 1920s architect David Adler added a new entry, which was removed, and the original entry restored, in the 2000s. Frost was married to Hughitt another daughter, and the third daughter was married to architect Alfred H. Granger.
Alternate Title How Railroad Executives Lived
Source Library of Congress
Coverage Spatial, Lake Forest, Illinois; Temporal, 1898
Rights Library of Congress
Date Created 1898
Resource Type
Extent Not available
Depicted Railroad
Location Lake Forest, Illinois
Image Type Portrait of a house
Creator Description Jackson was born in 1843 in Keeseville, New York, and died in 1942 in New York City. He was an active photographer from 1856 until shortly before his death. He set up a studio in Omaha in 1867, and photographed the construction of the Union Pacific Railroad. From 1870 to 1878 he photographed Western landscapes, especially the Yellowstone area. He operated a studio in Denver from 1879 to 1897. He then joined the Detroit Publishing Company; the Chicago & North Western were made in 1898 during the Detroit period.
Collection Detroit Publishing Company Photograph Collection
Image ID LC-D4-42250 DLC (b&w glass neg.)
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