One of the first Draper and Kramer offices with several people in period clothing sitting at desks and reviewing paperwork.

Established in 1893 by Arthur W. Draper and Adolph F. Kramer, Draper and Kramer, Incorporated, quickly became known as one of Chicago’s premier mortgage banking and residential management firms. A pioneer in the real estate industry, the firm promoted homeownership and provided residential financing during a critical period of growth for the city.

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