Coonley Gardeners Cottage
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member KxRt66
N 41° 49.238 W 087° 49.679
16T E 431235 N 4630192
Quick Description: One of five separate residences that once made up the expansive Coonley Estate and only a short sidetrip off Route 66...
Location: Illinois, United States
Date Posted: 10/17/2007 10:16:54 AM
Waymark Code: WM2DT0
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member Rayman
Views: 91

Long Description:
The house is intimate to the nature that surrounds it. The broad brick chimney anchors this cozy house while its profusion of windows offsets its tiny scale and let in both nature and daylight. It should be noted that in the Village of Riverside a gardener did not simply rake the leaves and trim the hedges. Rather the gardener was king, carrying on the tradition of Frederick Law Olmsted and Jens Jensen. This house along with the rest of the estate was divided and sold to separate owners in the 1950s. The present owners, professionally engaged in gardening and design, delight in owning such a landmark .
Year Completed: 1911

Commissioned By: Avery and Queene Coonley

Nearest City or Town: Riverside, IL

Public/Private: Private

Tours Available?: Not Listed

Website: Not listed

Visit Instructions:
There are no specific visit requirements, however telling about your visit is strongly encouraged. Additional photos of the building or house to add to the gallery are also nice, but not required. Pictures with a GPS or you in them is highly discouraged.
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