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2900 W Lyndale

2900 W. Lyndale

The house behind this flat façade was a small 1-1/2 story hipped-roof building oriented sideways on the wide 37-foot lot. The later addition of a stairwell to the top floor obscured the original layout and roofline.

First resident James Haxton purchased this lot soon after his arrival from Scotland. After building the house, his wife and children joined him in Chicago. Haxton, and later his sons, owned a patternmaking business producing foundry molds and other precision-crafted wooden objects. Daughter Isabella and her husband Hugh inherited the house in 1928 and later bought the house at 2866 next door which they owned up until 1959.

The house was demolished in July 2016.