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Cuneo Museum

Posted by on December 2, 2013
We conclude the Chicago area sites with two classics. The first was a residence in Libertyville IL that is now known as the Cuneo Museum and Gardens. It was originally the Samuel Insul estate built in 1916. Insul made his fortune as creator of Commonwealth Edison and Peoples Gas, as well as head of the RTA and four other rail lines in Chicago, but lost it all in the Great Depression. The estate  was purchased by John Cuneo in 1937 and given intact to a foundation in 1990. Today it is a museum and venue for concerts, weddings, car shows, art festivals and special events. The front photo was taken in 1941 and the rear yard photos in 1926.   Insull1941IMG_1492Insull1926IMG_1498InsulBkYd1926IMG_1519

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