CHIAPETTI FAMILY AND HOME
CHIAPETTI HOME, 10654 S. Oxford, Chicago Ridge
The Chiapetti house at 10654 Oxford St., Chicago Ridge, was, before the turn
of the century, the home of Paul E. Berger, owner of a cash register and slot machine
factory in the town, He built this beautiful home for his family, and a number of
. smaller, simpler, homes for the people who worked in his factory. It is reported
that he thought of his project a;; a " little Pullman". The home has many lovely
fireplaces, some of them faced with marble. A wide, oak staircase rises from a spacious
entry hall, and there is a combination window- seat and boot depository also in the
foyer. Mr. Berger had cement walks laid all around the house, a novelty in Chicago
Ridge at that time, when the rest f the town had only wooden sidewalks.
After the demise of the factory, about 1905, there were numerous families who
rented the house. But since 1927, it has been occupied by the family of Anthony and
Amelia Chiapetti, who moved there when their nearby farm home burned down. They had
been sheep farming, but now Anthony Chiapetti used his team of horses to help build the first
eleven sections of Holy Sepulchre Cemetery. Presently three generations of the Chiapetti
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