241 S Elmwood Ave Oak Park, Illinois USA

William J. Ehlers Flats

Construction date: documented 1909*


Eben E. Roberts


Charles Anderson


Apartment/multi-unit complex, Prairie School

Historical Summary:

See attached Historic Landmark nomination report

Significant Owner(s):

William J. Ehlers


Status of Historic Designation:

Designated at National level : Ridgeland/Oak Park National Register District 1983
Designated at Local level : Historic Landmark, 2012

Rating or Rank:


Evaluation of Potential Eligibility:

Potentially eligible as a contributing resource

Architectural Description:

This is a 2.5-story single-family residence in the Prairie School style built in 1909. The structural system is frame/stucco. Exterior walls are original stucco. Decorative wood banding and trim with geometric details. The building has a hip roof clad in replacement asphalt shingles and three hip-roofed dormers. There is rear, rear slope, round metal flue. Windows are original stained glass, Geometric pattern-light casements. There is a single-story, partial-width open porch characterized by a flat roof with square stuccoed posts on side walls stuccoed piers.

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

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