Historic Shaw Home and Family
Ragdale is the ancestral home of the Shaw Family. Designed by Chicago architect Howard Van Doren Shaw, it was constructed in 1897 in the Arts and Crafts style.
The Shaw Family resided at Ragdale, and their legacy presents a model for a family with deep-rooted traditions of multidisciplinary creative expression and nurturing creativity.
An architect and craftsman himself, Shaw had family members who were painters, poets, playwrights and sculptors, as well as subsequent generations that include even more writers and artists across many disciplines.
At Ragdale, the family pursued and celebrated their creative interests as they worked together, played together, and gathered around the table together for family meals.