Great Lakes and Upper South in the News: "Like the Driehaus Mansion? Check this out." from Crain's
The grandson of the owner of the Hegeler Carus Mansion in La Salle left it to a foundation with one stipulation: that nothing in it be sold. The result is a time capsule from the 19th century.
Ninety-five miles southwest of Chicago stands a 57-room Second Empire mansion slowly undergoing a return to its 19th-century splendor. It is connected to Chicago by its creators, Water Tower architect William W. Boyington and interior designer William August Fiedler, who is known for his work in the 1879 Samuel N. Nickerson mansion on Chicago's North Side, now the Richard H. Driehaus Museum.
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