Written by George Castle, CBM Historian, and Dr. David J. Fletcher, CBM President
All photos courtesy of Dr. David J. Fletcher
The white frame Colonial-style house with an attendant garage-coach house, breathing easy on a corner lot on tony Hinsdale, seems modest by the mansion-size housing in every direction.
But the two structures stand tall, above everything else in the neighborhood, with their historical value.
Chicago’s baseball timeline coursed through this home in the first four decades of the 20th century. The structures, saved from the wrecking ball recently, were the home of two generations of baseball Veecks – dynamic Cubs President William L. Veeck, Sr. and his active, tousled-haired son Bill, later the Baseball Barnum and two-time White Sox owner.
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