Two of Seven Houses on Lake Shore Drive Landmark District. The Chicago historic mansion is currently being occupied by International College of Surgeons, a non for profit organization.
The mansion was originally built for Edward Tyler Blair, scion of one of Chicago’s iconic investment banking firms. The home was designed by notable architect William Kendall from the well New York firm of Mckim, Mead and White. The home was completed in 1916 and designated a Chicago Landmark on June 28, 1989. It is also listed in the National Register and the Illinois Register of Historic Places.
1516 North Lake Shore Drive can broadly be described as a classical revival style residence. The stone structure has four stories with a total of approximately 11,792 square feet above grad, built over a partial basement. There are two Doric columns flanking the 10 foot hight wrought iron entry doors. The second floor facade has three long French windows. There is a pitched clay tile roof and a concrete driveway runs along the south-side of the residence and leads to a 2,400 square foot, two story coach house in the rear lot.