313 Forest Ave Oak Park, Illinois USA

Edward Hills House

Construction date: documented 1906*

Current name:

Hills-DeCaro House

Architect:

Frank Lloyd Wright

Builder:

L. R. Laughlin

Style:

Prairie, Prairie School

Historical Summary:

See attached Historic Landmark nomination report. Completely remodeled from Victorian to Prairie School in 1906. Second floor rebuilt following fire in 1976.

Significant Owner(s):

Edward Hills

 

Status of Historic Designation:

Designated at National level : Frank Lloyd Wright-Prairie School of Architecture
Designated at Local level : Oak Park Historic Landmark, 2002

Rating or Rank:

Contributing

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 original stucco. The building has a high hip roof clad in replacement wood shingles and two hip-roofed dormers. There is one side right, side slope, stuccoed chimney. Windows are original wood, Geometric pattern-light casements. There is a single-story, single-bay open porch characterized by a hip roof clad in wood shingles with square stuccoed posts on side walls stuccoed piers. The primary entry door is set back on the house following a long covered veranda.

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

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