1401 North Dearborn Street, Chicago. Luther McConnell House, 1877, architect Asa Lyon.
The lot McConnell purchased at the corner of Dearborn avenue and Schiller street had recently been the southwestern edge of the Catholic Cemetery. In the 1860s as the city grew out beyond its original small town boundaries, the cemetery, which had once been far from the city center, was decommissioned and divided-up into housing lots which the Cardinal sold to a monied clientele. McConnell was one of those select few. He'd made a small fortune working for Marshall Field, of retail fame, as the chief cashier of the Field empire. The family lived there happily. So happily in fact that when the McConnell's daughter got married in 1895, she and her husband moved into the back part of the house, which included its own entrance on Schiller.