1260 N. Green Bay Road

Howard Van Doren Shaw in Lake Forest

1260 N. Green Bay Road

Lake Forest, Illinois 60045, United States

Created By: LFPF


Across the street located on the Ragdale property

Year of award:


Award category:


Original architect:

Howard Van Doren Shaw

Restoration architect:

David Woodhouse

The Ragdale Barnhouse was designed by Howard Van Doren Shaw in 1897 as part of the Ragdale summer retreat for the Shaw family. The barn house buildings served to house the farm animals and equipment used on the property. The barn house buildings were converted into a residence in 1939 by Shaw's son-in-law John Lord King and underwent further renovations in 1950. The Ragdale Foundation undertook the current rehabilitation project in 2004-2005. A 1950's cement-block garage was demolished to make way for the ADA accessible live-in studio. The damaged sections of the building were rebuilt using historically accurate materials, returning the facade to Shaw's original design.

This point of interest is part of the tour: Howard Van Doren Shaw in Lake Forest


Leave a Comment



Download the App

Download the PocketSights Tour Guide mobile app to take this self-guided tour on your GPS-enabled mobile device.

iOS Tour Guide Android Tour Guide



Updates and Corrections

Please send change requests to changerequest@pocketsights.com.