400 Forest Ave Oak Park, Illinois USA

William H. Copeland House

Construction date: documented 1883*


Frank Lloyd Wright


Foursquare, Prairie School

Historical Summary:

Remodeled by Frank Lloyd Wright in 1909

Significant Owner(s):

William H. Copeland


Status of Historic Designation:

Designated at National level : Frank Lloyd Wright-Prairie School of Architecture, 1973
Designated at Local level : Frank Lloyd Wright-Prairie School of Architecture, 1972

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 1883. The structural system is masonry. The foundation is stone. Exterior walls are original brick. The building has a hip roof clad in replacement asphalt shingles and dentil moulding and one hip-roofed dormer. Two-story hip-roofed brick bay on south. There is one side left, side slope, brick chimney. Windows are historic wood, 1/1 double-hung sashes. Limestone lintels. There is a single-story, wrap-around open porch characterized by a hip roof clad in asphalt shingles with doric wood posts.

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

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