520 N Oak Park Ave Oak Park, Illinois USA

William M. Luff House

Construction date: documented 1886*

Architect:

Theodore Vigo Wadskier

Style:

Stick

Historical Summary:

Listed in Frances H. Steiner in "Victorian Oak Park" (Sigma Press, 1983). She states, "This 'Swiss Chalet' Style home was probably influenced by William LeBaron Jenny, who made the style popular in the Chicago area. It is encrusted with decorative brackets, projecting balconies and linear patterns created by timber framing."

Listed in Hasbrouck-Sprague Survey.

Significant Owner(s):

William M. Luff

 

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:

Contributing

Evaluation of Potential Eligibility:

Potentially eligible as a contributing resource

Architectural Description:

This is a 2.5-story single-family residence in the Stick style built in 1886. The structural system is balloon frame. The foundation is stone. Exterior walls are wood siding. The building has a hip roof clad in asphalt shingles. There is one center, brick chimney. There is a two-story, wrap-around open porch characterized by a hip roof clad in asphalt shingles.

* Date source: Frank Lloyd Wright-Prairie School of Architecture Historic District Architectural Survey, Andra Kowalczyk, 2007

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