408 N Kenilworth Ave Oak Park, Illinois USA

Robbins-Chapman House

Construction date: documented 1890*


Tallmadge and Watson


Guy & McClintock


Cross gable, Tudor Revival, Prairie School

Historical Summary:

The Robbins-Chapman House was originally designed by Patton & Fisher and built for A. L. Robbins in 1890. It was significantly remodeled in 1910 by Tallmadge & Watson for then owner George Chapman.

Significant Owner(s):

A. L. Robbins and George Chapman


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

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Architectural Description:

This is a 2.5-story single-family residence in the Tudor Revival style with Prairie School influences built in 1890. The structural system is frame/stucco. The foundation is poured concrete. Exterior walls are historic stucco and wood half-timbering. The building has a cross gable roof clad in replacement asphalt shingles. There is one side left, exterior, stuccoed chimney. Windows are historic wood, 1/1 double-hung sashes. Also wood casement windows. There is a single-story, single-bay platform/stoop characterized by a flat canopy with bracket supports roof on side walls stuccoed piers.

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

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