Thursday, March 12, 2009
The original Playboy Mansion
The original Playboy Mansion ..
Address: 1340 North State Parkway, Chicago, IL 60610 ..
Architect: David Adler
Completed: 1899 ..
It was built for George Swift Isham and acquired by Hugh Hefner in 1959. Hefner divided his time between the Chicago mansion and the Mansion West [Los Angeles, California], moving full time to the California mansion in 1974. The Chicago mansion boasted a brass plate on the door with the Latin inscription:
"Si Non Oscillas, Noli Tintinnare"
Translated: "If you don't swing, don't ring" ...
It is no longer occupied by girls with bunny ears but is divided into three family homes.
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