The blog is dedicated to the work of Joseph David Toloff (1888-1957). From his studio in Evanston, Illinois he was one of the premier photographers of the North Shore from 1913 until his retirement in 1955. From time to time I will feature a different photograph or set of photographs by Toloff or other information about him I may uncover.
Monday, May 27, 2013
RESIDENCE OF MR. C.A. HEMPHILL, KENILWORTH, ILLINOIS by J.D. Toloff
In 1937, J.D. Toloff was approached by noted North Shore home builder Clarence A. Hemphill, who was based in Evanston, Illinois. Hemphill had been told that Architecture and Design magazine was going to do a complete issue about Hemphill homes in suburban Chicagoland and since Hemphill wanted nothing but the best, he asked J.D. Toloff to do the photography for the magazine. Toloff was delighted.
The result was Archiecture and Design magazine (Volume I, No. 2):
with "Photographs by J.D. Toloff, F.R.P.S.":
Many deluxe homes from Evanston, Wilmette, Winnetka and Kenilworh were featured, with the largest spread devoted to Hemphill's own Kenilworth home. Toloff's photos of Hemphill's home are the photos I will feature this week: