The historically and architecturally significant Cornell Store and Flats, designed by Prairie School master Walter Burley Griffin (who went on to the design the Australian capital city of Canberra) is officially for sale, following advocacy from the city of Chicago, Preservation Chicago, Landmarks Illinois and Neighborhood Housing Services to remove it from demolition court.
The building, in Greater Grand Crossing, is now seeking preservation-minded buyer and is priced at $179,900. Originally the building featured several apartments as well as storefronts with an open courtyard but is in need of major repairs.
It represents a rare example of Griffin’s work in Chicago, a contemporary of Frank Lloyd Wright.
For more information, contact Ward Miller at firstname.lastname@example.org or (773) 398-6432.