333 Forest Ave Oak Park, Illinois USA

Nathan G. Moore House

Construction date: documented 1895*


Frank Lloyd Wright


Gable front, Tudor Revival, Prairie School

Historical Summary:

Frank Lloyd Wright redesigned much of the house in 1923 following a fire. The current design is different from his original but within the same Tudor Revival style.

Significant Owner(s):

Nathan G. Moore


Status of Historic Designation:

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

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 Tudor Revival style with Prairie School influences built in 1895. The structural system is masonry. The foundation is poured concrete. Exterior walls are original brick and original stucco and wood half-timbering. Decorative limestone banding and wood trim. The building has a cross gable roof clad in historic slate and three flat dormers. Multiple high gables, dormers with limestone banding at cornice. There is one center, straddle ridge, brick chimney and one side right, side slope, brick chimney. Both chimneys are tall and wide with decorative vertical brick patterns and limestone caps. Windows are historic wood, 10-light casements. Multiple sized wood casements and fixed windows with geometric patterns, including arched windows. There is a single-story, partial-width open porch characterized by a flat with parapet and roof balcony roof with square brick posts on side walls brick piers.

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

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