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Carlos Lattin House
U.S. Historic district
Contributing property
Sycamore IL Lattin House3.jpg
Location Sycamore, DeKalb County, Illinois, USA
Built 1854
Architectural style Greek Revival
Part of Sycamore Historic District (ID78003104)
Added to NRHP May 2, 1978

The Carlos Lattin House was built by Illinois' first settler, Carlos Lattin. It lies within the boundaries of the Sycamore Historic District and is listed as one of the contributing structures in the district. The Sycamore Historic District was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1978.


The house, in the 300 block of Somonauk Street in Sycamore, was erected in 1854 by the city's first permanent settler, Carlos Lattin, who arrived in Sycamore in 1835. He prospered as a farmer and grain and lumber dealer, worked as a correspondent for the Chicago Democrat, that city's first newspaper, and served as DeKalb County treasurer.


The house is designed in the Greek Revival style and features exterior brick construction.

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