Originally built in 1870, The Wheeler Mansion is one of the last remaining mansions that survived the Great Chicago Fire of 1871. A successful banker and President of The Chicago Board of Trade, Calvin T. Wheeler, commissioned the house to rebuilt by local architect, Otis Wheelock. The Wheeler Mansion was inspired by French architecture of the 19th century. It was designed with royalty in mind. The mansion boasts 11 guest rooms and suites. Every room has its own unique, elegant style.
Calvin sold the house in 1874 to Joseph Kohn, a successful clothing wholesaler. Kohn resided in the mansion for 34 years before it was sold to a publishing company that used the property as a production house. Years later, in 1944, The Murphy Butter and Egg company bought the property and used the mansion as a distribution warehouse. They build a warehouse at the rear of the property, renovating various walls and altering the interior of the mansion.
in 1997, just before the abandoned property was going to be torn down into a parking lot, it was purchased by Manor Home LLC. In 1998, it was designated as a Chicago Landmark. Shortly after in 1999, The Wheeler Mansion opened as a luxury hotel.
The Wheeler Mansion
2020 S Calumet Ave
Chicago, IL 60616