"Sherman commissioned the firm to build him a mansion on Prairie Avenue at Twenty-First Street among homes owned by other Chicago barons..."
— The Devil in the White City
John B. Sherman was one of the founders of the Union Stock Yards, and his grand residence on Prairie Avenue is yet another building designed by Burnham and Root that has been lost to the wrecking ball. The mansion was commissioned in 1874 and destroyed in 1936. Currently, the site is a vacant lot filled with rubble.
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