720 Chicago Ave Oak Park, Illinois USA

Palmer Coach House

Construction date: documented 1902*

Current name:

Oak Park Art League


Eben E. Roberts


Queen anne, Queen Anne

Historical Summary:

Roberts converted to art gallery/studio in 1937 for the Oak Park Art League.

Significant Owner(s):

John W. Palmer


Status of Historic Designation:

Designated at National level : Frank Lloyd Wright-Prairie School of Architecture
Designated at Local level : Frank Lloyd Wright-Prairie School of Architecture

Rating or Rank:


Evaluation of Potential Eligibility:

Potentially eligible as a contributing resource

Architectural Description:

This is a 2-story carriage house in the Queen Anne style built in 1902. The building is rectangular in plan. The structural system is box frame. The foundation is poured concrete. Exterior walls are original wood siding and original wood shingles. The building has a cross gable roof clad in replacement asphalt shingles. There is one rear, exterior, brick chimney. Windows are original wood, 7-light casements. 6-light transom windows on first floor and multiple-light transom windows on second floor. There is a single-story platform/stoop characterized by a gabled roof clad in asphalt shingles.

* Date source: Village of Oak Park building permit archives.

Description generated by RuskinARC.