Hegeler Carus Mansion


View from the sidewalk of the Hegeler Carus Mansion as you head inside for a tour.

View from the sidewalk of the Hegeler Carus Mansion as you head inside for a tour.

The stately Hegeler Carus Mansion, a recipient of National Historic Landmark status, is also on the National Register of Historic Places.

Virtually unaltered since its completion more than a century ago, the Mansion is at once a family home, an example of high artistic achievement in architecture and interior design, and the site of historic accomplishments in industry, philosophy, publishing and religion. Visitors today experience the grandeur of a bygone era and the heritage of a fascinating family whose history is woven tightly with that of the Illinois Valley and the United States, as well as internationally.

Architect and Designer

W. W. Boyington, architect of Chicago’s famous Water Tower

August Fiedler was a very talented German-American interior designer, architect, and furniture maker working in the Chicago area in the late 19th century.