In going through the archives of the P&C, I’ve noticed some confusion about whether George Dunlap built the home we now inhabit, later selling it to William Waller, or whether Waller himself was the builder. Recently I found an item from the Tribune of April 12, 1874 that seems to shed light on the issue. The newspaper item notes that Dunlap had sold a property on North Dearborn, “near Maple,” to Waller, and that Waller intended on erecting a “handsome residence” on it. That, of course, would suggest that the property was vacant land before Waller’s purchase.

Here is the newspaper item: