Charles Gates Dawes' Chateauesque mansion, built in 1895 and borrowed from 16th century French castles, boasts rounded towers and conical spires.
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In the late 19th century, suburban enclaves provided an escape from the crowded city. Evanston became the home of one of America's rising leaders, Charles Gates Dawes, a politician on the world stage who became Vice President under Calvin Coolidge while living in his Evanston home.
Featured are the dining room, where he entertained visiting dignitaries, the library where he retreated from the world of politics and the opulent Great Hall.
16th century French castles influenced the style of Dawes' mansion, where he rose up the political ranks.