223 Forest Ave Oak Park, Illinois USA

Albert H. Vilas House

Construction date: documented 1906*


Sias and Grenfell


Foursquare, Prairie School

Historical Summary:

This c. 1880 Victorian house was significantly remodeled into a Prairie School Foursquare by Sias & Grenfel for owner I. M. Smith

Significant Owner(s):

Albert H. Vilas


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 1906. The structural system is frame/stucco. Exterior walls are historic stucco. The building has a hip roof clad in replacement asphalt shingles and three hip-roofed dormers. There is one side left, exterior, brick chimney. Windows are historic stained glass, Geometric pattern/1 casements. 1-over-1 double-hung and picture windows elsewhere. There is a single-story, full-width open porch characterized by a hip roof clad in asphalt shingles with square stuccoed posts on side walls stuccoed piers.

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

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