911 Chicago Ave Oak Park, Illinois USA

911 Chicago Ave

Construction date: approximate 1901*


Eben E. Roberts


Prairie influenced, Prairie School

Historical Summary:

Americus B. Melville, who lived in the house adjacent to the east at 437 N. Kenilworth, built this house for his daughter.

Significant Owner(s):

A. B. Melville (for his daughter)


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 single-family residence in the Prairie School style built ca. 1901. The building is rectangular in plan. The structural system is masonry. Exterior walls are original stucco and original wood shingles. The building has a hip roof clad in replacement asphalt shingles. There is one front, exterior, brick and stone chimney. Windows are original stained glass, Geometric pattern-light casements. There is a platform/stoop.

* Date source: Elmer Roberts is source for architect / No original permits on file, which start in 1902

Description generated by RuskinARC.