27 Washington Blvd Oak Park, Illinois USA

St. Catherine of Siena School

Construction date: documented 1916*

Current name:

St. Catherine of Siena/St. Lucy's School


Frank Burke


School, Gothic/Neo-Gothic

Historical Summary:

The building originally served as a combination church and school, with the church on the first floor. In 1932 the first floor was converted to classrooms and a third floor gymnasium/auditorium was added.

Significant Owner(s):

Catholic Bishop of Chicago


Status of Historic Designation:

Designated at National level : Ridgeland/Oak Park National Register District 1983
Designated at Local level : Ridgeland/Oak Park Historic District 1994

Rating or Rank:


Evaluation of Potential Eligibility:

Potentially eligible as a contributing resource

Architectural Description:

This is a 3-story school in the Gothic/Neo-Gothic style built in 1916. The structural system is masonry. Exterior walls are original brick and original stone. The building has a high hip roof clad in original slate. Windows are replacement aluminum, 3-light awning-style. Main front entry is at grade. There is a single-story, upper story, brick addition. Third floor added.

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

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