101 S Marion St Oak Park, Illinois USA

Niles Building

Construction date: documented 1891*


William J. Van Keuren


J. Hall


Commercial building, Queen Anne

Historical Summary:

See attached brief history of the building and its 1991 restoration.

Significant Owner(s):

Sidney Solomon Niles


Status of Historic Designation:

Designated at National level : Ridgland/Oak Park Historic District 1983
Designated at Local level : Ridgeland/Oak Park Historic District 1994

Rating or Rank:


Evaluation of Potential Eligibility:

Potentially eligible as a contributing resource

Architectural Description:

This is a 3-story commercial building in the Queen Anne style built in 1891. The structural system is masonry. Exterior walls are original brick and original metal panels. Rusticated Ashland Brown Stone used for window sills and headers. Decorative brickwork. Decorative stamped metal panels cover upper floor bays. The building has a flat with parapet roof and decorative parapet and frieze. There is one side left, exterior chimney. Decorative brick chimney. Windows are replacement wood, 1/1 double-hung sashes. Decorative transom windows. Multiple entrances to commercial stores and upper floors are located at grade.

* Date source: West Side Vindicator, Vol IX, No. 13, March 28, 1891 / Oak Park Vindicator, August 1890

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