129 Lake St Oak Park, Illinois USA

Cicero Firehouse No. 2

Construction date: documented 1897*

Current name:

Historical Society of Oak Park & River Forest

Architect:

William J. Van Keuren

Style:

Government facility, Richardsonian Romanesque, Italianate

Historical Summary:

See attached Historic Landmark nomination report.

Significant Owner(s):

Cicero Township

 

Status of Historic Designation:

Designated at Local level : Historic Landmark, 2008

Evaluation of Potential Eligibility:

Individually eligible

Architectural Description:

This is a 2-story firehouse in the Richardsonian Romanesque style with Italianate influences built in 1897. The structural system is masonry. Exterior walls are original brick and original sandstone. Limestone trim on rear addition. The building has a flat roof. Windows are replacement aluminum, 1/1 fixed. Fixed windows over awning windows. There is a single-story, rear, brick addition.

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

Description generated by RuskinARC.