9. The Litchfield Children Used a Ticket Window in the Villa

Exterior of Litchfield Villa.
Beautiful ivy and decorations are open for tourist to view.

Grace and Edwin’s children, whose birth years range from 1842-1849, lived with them in the villa. As a result, they often played with each other on the property. Mary, Frances, Edward, Henry, and Grace would run around the villa, engaging in childish games. Using a ticket window by the home’s dining room, they would play theater.

When their mother died in 1881, only Edwin remained in the home. As a result, when Edwin Litchfield left for Europe and later died in 1885, the logical decision was to pass it off to the parks district. None of the children would extend the Litchfield Villa legacy past their parents.