This simple and understated brick two-flat was built in 1909 for Eva Hopp. The architect was Myron Church, who also designed the Gunder residence (now the North Lakeside Cultural Center). Mr. Church lived in Edgewater and had earlier designed other houses for John L. Cochran.
The building takes maximum advantage of its site with sun rooms on the East and West ends, while centering the entrance on the long north side. As you view the building from Early Street, note the pitched roof over the entrance and the absence of support columns.
The two-flat was converted to four units in the 1930s and fell into disrepair; it was only recently deconverted back to two units. In 1956, the two adjacent buildings to the south were removed for the Hollywood extension of Lake Shore Drive.
As you climb the stairs to the first floor apartment, notice the small stained glass window facing the front of the building. This stained glass is reminiscent of the designs in the North Lakeside Cultural Center. Mr. Tindle has had this glass replicated for his own door.
The apartment has a large central open hall that branches in both directions for living and sleeping. The simple plaster arches and oak floor offer a clean open space. Oak is used throughout the building, but it was painted white long ago. The oak mantle has been restored.
As you leave through the kitchen, stop for a moment to enjoy the intimate garden and terrace which the current owner lovingly tends.