173-181 N Grove Ave Oak Park, Illinois USA

Park View and Park Grove Manor

Construction date: documented 1922/1926*

Architect:

Eben E. Roberts (1922) / Elmer C. Roberts (1926)

Builder:

Benson and Peters (1922) / George W. Bond (1926)

Style:

Apartment/multi-unit complex, Tudor Revival

Historical Summary:

This courtyard building was built with the north half in 1922 (Park View Manor) and the south half in 1926 (Park Grove Manor). See attached Oak Park Historic Landmark Nomination Report.

Significant Owner(s):

Park View/Park Grove Apartments

 

Status of Historic Designation:

Designated at National level : Frank Lloyd Wright-Prairie School of Architecture 1973
Designated at Local level : Oak Park Historic Landmark 2004; FLW-Prairie School District 2012

Rating or Rank:

Contributing

Evaluation of Potential Eligibility:

Individually eligible
Potentially eligible as a contributing resource

Architectural Description:

This is a 3.5-story apartment building in the Tudor Revival style built in 1922/1926. The structural system is masonry. The foundation is stone. Exterior walls are original brick and original stone. Also decorative terracotta ornament. The building has a flat with parapet roof with decorative cornice and modillions and head scupltures. There is one rear, flat roof, brick with terracotta chimney pots chimney and one rear central courtyard, flat roof, brick with terracotta chimney pot chimney. Windows are original wood, 1/1 double-hung sashes. Also mult-paned French doors and pointed arch mult-paned casement windows and diamond-paned casement windows. There is a single-story, single-bay platform/stoop characterized by a flat roof with square stone posts. Multiple entrances within courtyard with decorative stone surrounds.

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

Description generated by RuskinARC.