Harley Clarke Mansion

Located in Evanston

Harley Clarke built his rock pile on the lakefront in the mid-1920s -- the twilight of the last gilded age. Clarke was a second-tier player in an internet mania of its time -- the utilities industry -- who went on to lose most of his money in the depression.

The house and outbuildings, with over 20,000 square feet of space -- a wildly excessive amount for any single family home -- were built in a style variously described as Châteauesque, French Chateau, French Eclectic or even English Tudor.

We use cookies to enhance your browsing experience and deliver our services. By continuing to visit this site, you agree to our use of cookies. More info