Samuel M. Nickerson House, 40 East Erie Street, Chicago, Cook County, IL
Significance: The house was designed in 1883 by one of Chicago's earliest architects, Edward Burling, for Samuel M. Nickerson, a wealthy banker. Nickerson spared no expense in creating his "Marble Palace," so-called because of its elegant interior which was finished in marbles, rare woods, and other rich materials. The original character of this spectacular home in beautifully preserved to this day.
Unprocessed Field note material exists for this structure: FN-119
Survey number: HABS IL-1052
Building/structure dates: 1883 Initial Construction
Building/structure dates: 1901 Subsequent Work