The old "Kimball Mansion" in Logan Square has been on the market since October 2011 with no bites - but is there something else going on in this home that we don't know about? Perhaps previous owner Spencer Kimbell has been haunting the home, upset that the City of Chicago and home's broker have misspelled his family's name. Or maybe it hasn't sold because of the spooky blood-red paint in one of the bedrooms. Spencer Kimbell is a direct relative of Martin Kimbell, who arrived in Chicago in 1836 and built his farm smack-dab in the middle of where the Kimball, Milwaukee and Diversey intersection is today. When Logan Square was annexed by Chicago in 1889, the city changed names of several streets in area, including Kimbell Street, which is now spelled Kimball. Despite a previous investigation attempt to learn more about the old Logan Square home, the mansion's namesake does not come from the Kimball family who earned their wealth from the Chicago based piano company. The price on the 5,100 square foot Kimbell Mansion has fluctuated over the last several years, where at one point, it could have been had for just under $1 million. However as of today, the ask has been raised back up and currently stands at $1.099 million.
·2556 N Kimball Ave Chicago, IL 60647 [Redfin]
·Logan Square history [Chicago Reader]
·Classic Eight Bedroom Logan Mansion asking $1.149M [Curbed Chicago]