Day for Night
Richard Driehaus is one of the world's more thoughtful money managers, as should be apparent from his decision to locate Driehaus Capital Management in the Ransom J. Cable House. The mansion, located just two blocks west of Michigan Avenue on Erie Street, was built in 1886 for Ransom R. Cable, the president of the Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railway Company. It was designed by Cobb & Frost. You can argue that Driehaus has corned the market. His namesake museum is located kitty-corner to the mansion.
The house is located in what once was known as McCormicksville, an area where many members of the McCormick family resided. When Guglielmo Marconi, the inventor of the radio, visited Chicago in 1917, he stayed in the mansion.
The house is built in the Richardson Romanesque style. The City of Chicago designated it a landmark in 1991.
At 11:30AM today, things looks a bit eerie. The morning sun is now almost directly overhead. Yet, a number of surrounding high-rises block much of the light. Only randomly scattered beams of light make their way to ground level, creating very moody and selective lighting. Spring is in full bloom, which adds to the tranquility found in this space. Is it it day or night?