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Dr. Abbott’s House Earns Historic Landmark Award from City of Chicago


The City of Chicago will recognize the Ravenswood home of Abbott founder — Dr. Wallace Calvin Abbott — as one of Chicago’s outstanding historic landmarks. At a special dedication ceremony today, Abbott will receive a Preservation Excellence Award from the Commission on Chicago Landmarks for its restoration work on Dr. Abbott’s home.

These awards honor outstanding projects that involve notable improvements to individual Chicago Landmarks or to buildings within Chicago Landmark Districts.

Built in 1891, Dr. Abbott’s home, located at 4605 North Hermitage, was renovated and restored by Abbott and received historic landmark status in 2006. Abbott’s founder lived in the Queen Anne-style home from 1891 to his death in 1921.

“The history of our company and our community are inextricably connected,” said Miles D. White, chairman and chief executive officer, Abbott. “We are honored to continue to make and preserve history in Chicago.”


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