Monday, July 22, 2013

THE RESIDENCE OF MR. AND MRS. JACK EGON LEDERER, WINNETKA, ILLINOIS by J.D. Toloff

This week we have another offering from Architecture and Design Magazine from 1937.  Here are J.D. Toloff's photos of the residence of Mr. and Mrs. Jack Egon Lederer of Winnetka, Illinois:




According to the 1937 Winnetka City Directory, Jack Egon Lederer lived at 474 Sheridan Road, in Winnetka.  Jack was an immigrant from Czechosolvakia, and was a "women's apparel salesman."  Very few women's apparel salesmen could afford a house like this.  Lederer's obituary from 1972 said that he was vice president of The Rothmoor Corp., a clothing manufacturing firm, and that his wife Greta owned Greta Lederer, Inc., a house building company.  They had two daughters, Jacqueline and Linda.   

Here's the front of 474 Sheridan Road in 1937:


and here it is in 2007:


Looks like they took out the long entry walk and put in a circular driveway.  Still looks pretty good to me.  Thanks to the artistry of J.D. Toloff, we have a snapshot in time of this beautiful home.


1 comment:

  1. Dear Jim,
    I purchased a Toloff portrait of a woman from an antiques dealer over 10 years ago. I was so smitten by her-she intrigues me still. I would love to learn more - I could send you a picture if you're interested. I'm not well versed in the blog world - it would be best if you contacted me via email.
    Sincerely,
    Faith
    faithg2@gmail.com

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