Humboldt Park Stables & Receptory

3015 W Division St Chicago

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Humboldt Park Stables & Receptory

Address: 3015 W. Division St. // Architect: Frommann & Jebsen, 1896
Click the speaker icon for audio commentary by Julia S. Bachrach, head of Julia Bachrach Consulting and former Chicago Park District historian and planning supervisor.

Humboldt Park’s oldest surviving structure is the picturesque Stables and Receptory Building. Visually striking, the building melds Queen Anne with various Central European stylistic flourishes from half-timbering to turrets. Currently home to the National Museum of Puerto Rican Arts and Culture, the building originally housed horse stables and administrative offices including the office of Jens Jensen, then Humboldt Park Superintendent and soon thereafter a revolutionary landscape designer.

National Museum of Puerto Rican Arts & Culture
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