6701 N. Campbell Avenue

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6701 N. Campbell Avenue 2-Flat was owned and for sale by Tom McLoughlin and Mary Elizabeth who lived in 1988 at 2077 W. Greenleaf Avenue. Tom purchased this house in 1987.

The McLoughlin House is empty and for sale (1988), yet filled with wonder. The sheer size and grandeur of it; this is what will immediately strike you. There is nothing quite like it on the north side--this is the consensus among realtors.

Originally built in 1926, this two-family residence overlooks a tree-lined street where the scent of apple blossoms now fills the air. An arched wooden door, stately, wrought-iron lamps and a pair of stained glass windows decorate the entrance to the yellow brick building.

A short flight of stairs leads to the first floor apartment. In the living room there are eight windows, fashioned in an arc, affording a panoramic view to the west.

Built-in bookcases, a fireplace and mantlepiece highlight the rest of the room. In a seemingly endless procession, a series of six rooms, plus two baths, leads to the rear of the house, separated here and there by archways and small anterooms.

Similarly laid out is the second floor which sprawls every bit as grandly as the first and which has a small private elevator for transportation to the roof.

Here we have the crowning touch. To be on the roof is to live among the tree tops for the flat top of the building accommodates a long sundeck, plus a small greenhouse for the botanically inclined. Also of interest is the back of the house, where once upon a time, there was an aviary outside, where birds of every description used to flaunt their feathers.


RPWRHS photo S013-0441 shows a home at 6701 N. Campbell Avenue 1988.