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 building is square in plan. 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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