81 West Laurel

Year of award: 
1997
Award category: 
Preservation
Original architect: 
Howard Van Doren Shaw
Year built: 
1908

The owners were cited for their preservation of House of the Four Winds, an Arts and Crafts-style house designed by Howard Van Doren Shaw in 1908. The house was a summer residence of Hugh Johnson McBirney, president of the National Lead Company, who lived on Chicago's Prairie Avenue.