Bill Veeck Sr. was the president and general manager of the Cubs from 1918 to 1933. Veeck's son, Bill Jr., worked for the Cubs while his father was GM and later, of course, had two stints as owner of the White Sox. Bill Jr. grew up in the house, where his parents lived beginning when the house was built in 1912, and he and his first wife Eleanor lived there after they were married in 1935 in a four-room coach house apartment attached to the house. Bill Jr.'s mother Gloria continued to live there until her death in 1964.â†µâ†µ
The nearly 100-year-old home, according to this Chicago Magazine article, is:â†µâ†µ
... situated on a shady half-acre lot, the five-bedroom house has large living and dining rooms, a sunroom overlooking a big lawn, and a master suite with a contemporary bathroom. â€œYou get the warm style of another era, but youâ€™re not sacrificing space or functionality,â€ says Tina Porterfield, the Prudential Rubloff agent representing the seller, Robert Nienhouse, who is downsizing now that his children are grown.â†µâ†µ
The article says the asking price is $2.235 million, but this listing on Prudential Rubloff's website, which is clearly for the same house and lists the address as being in Burr Ridge, says the asking price is $1 million less. In any case, here's your chance to pick up a beautiful home that's a big part of Chicago sports history.