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Ravenswood’s landmarked Wallace C. Abbott House takes $1 million price chop

The Victorian home once belonged to the founder of local pharmaceutical giant Abbott Laboratories

4605 N. Hermitage Avenue
Photos by Coldwell Banker Residential via Estately

After entering the market roughly one year ago, the historic Victorian home and detached coach house once belonging to Dr. Wallace C. Abbott is back seeking $1 million less than before. Situated on a large 92 by 165 foot corner Ravenswood lot, the Queen Anne style abode features six bedrooms, six bathrooms, a renovated kitchen, a wrap-around porch, and a garage-top solar array.

The Chicago landmarked home was designed by architects Rudolph Dahlgren and Oscar Lievendahl and completed for Dr. Abbott in 1891. The physician and pharmacologist went on to found the multi-national Fortune 500 healthcare company known today as Abbott Laboratories.

The Chicago-area company even built its own replica version of the 19th century Ravenswood house at its corporate campus in suburban Green Oaks, Illinois. The real McCoy, however, can now be yours for $2,490,000.