A Historic McKinley Park Building

3558 South Artesian Avenue

3558 South Artesian Avenue

When it was constructed by paving contractor John Dolese in 1863, this building stood a block east of here, on Western Avenue. Later it was owned by John McCaffery, a developer known as the “Father of Brighton Park.” The house was moved to its current site in 1920. Today the Dolese-McCaffery Home is one of the oldest buildings in the city. Fortunately, someone seems to be renovating it.


2 Responses to “A Historic McKinley Park Building”

  1. 1 pc January 21, 2014 at 11:42 pm

    How do you know it was built in 1863?

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s


%d bloggers like this: