History in Gold Coast

1350 North Lake Shore Drive

The Potter Palmer Mansion

In 1882, one of Chicago’s most famous capitalists, Potter Palmer, began construction on a new home at 1350 North Lake Shore Drive, between Banks and Schiller Streets.  Designed by Henry Ives Cobb and Charles Sumner Frost, the 10,000 square-foot mansion cost one million dollars and required three years to build. 

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History in Gold Coast

1531 North Dearborn Parkway

The Latin School

The Latin School Of Chicago was founded in 1888 at 1531 North Dearborn Parkway by Mabel Slade Vickery.  Its list of notable alumni include Associate Supreme Court Justice John Marshall Harlan the second, First Lady Nancy Reagan, United States Senator Adlai Stevenson the third, Illinois State Treasurer Alexi Giannoulias, and singer-songwriter Roger McGuinn (of the Byrds).

History in Gold Coast
Clubs and Theaters

10 West Tooker Place

Dil Pickle Club

The Dil Pickle Club, located at 10 West Tooker Place, was a hot spot for homosexuals and bohemians in the 1930s.

1251 North Clark Street


Rosal was a women's cross-dressing club at 1251 North Clark Street.  It was ordered closed by Chicago mayor Ed Kelly the same day he ordered closed the Star and Garter Theater, December 27, 1934.