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07 July

Allan and Helen Miller Residence – 1915 7121 S. Paxton – Chicago, Illinois The only surviving building in Chicago by Van Bergen, this house was designed for Allan Miller, an executive in the advertising industry, and his wife. Allan Miller (1181 – 1984) and his wife Helen Reeves Miller (1184 – 1973) were both born […]

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07 July

From its beginnings, Oak Park’s roots have been intricately intertwined with those of the city of Chicago.  So too were the people of both communities connected to each other in the latter half of the 19th century.  The growth of Oak Park, Illinois directly reflected that of Chicago.  They shared a common history. The founders […]

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07 July

Architect, John Van Bergen Designed Several Homes for Working Class Women, Artists and Authors​ With the (re)discovery of the Delia Fricke House in Highland Park, I became again aware at how unusual it was for single, working women and artists, earlier in the 20th Century to commission Architect designed houses.  Though several of his clients […]

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