|4506 N. Sheridan, formerly the "Neon Street" shelter by Heartland Alliance|
The home was built in 1902 for Julius H. Holsher and was designed by famed architect George W. Maher, who designed many homes in Uptown. It later served as the McCready Funeral home and had a morbid tie to gangster John Dillinger when his body was brought here to be embalmed and thousands of people rushed to this spot to catch a glimpse of his coffin as he returned to Indiana for his wake.
If this home eventually goes on the market, it will join another single family home just to the north at 4516 N. Sheridan that currently is listed as "contingent."
How wonderful to see these two, maybe more homes return to their original glory as single family homes. Uptown certainly needs these back on the tax rolls, and as housing for larger families.ReplyDelete
Agree, Mike. This is a wonderful old house, and I'm sure that there are many eager prospective buyers who would love to restore it to its former beauty.ReplyDelete
I betcha an investor buys it and fashions it as an airbnb house.Delete
Across from the house, the Unique site seems prime for redevelopment. Town homes, perhaps? (Hope, hope.)ReplyDelete