711 Fair Oaks Ave Oak Park, Illinois USA

Butler W. Firman House

Construction date: documented 1927*


William Kramer


Neoclassical, Neo-Classical

Historical Summary:

The house was originally constructed in 1901 by an unknown architect and significantly altered into its present state in 1927 for Butler Firman by architect William Kramer.

Significant Owner(s):

Butler W. Firman


Status of Historic Designation:

Designated at National level : Frank Lloyd Wright-Prairie School of Architecture Historic District 1973
Designated at Local level : Frank Lloyd Wright-Prairie School of Architecture Historic District 1972

Rating or Rank:


Evaluation of Potential Eligibility:

Individually eligible
Potentially eligible as a contributing resource

Architectural Description:

This is a 2-story single-family residence in the Neo-Classical style built in 1927. The structural system is masonry. Exterior walls are original brick. The building has a high hip roof clad in original slate. There is one side left, exterior, brick chimney and one side right, exterior, brick chimney. Massive brick chimneys are centered on the side facades, capped by three chimney pots. Windows are original wood, 10-light french doors. Also multi-paned wood 6/6 double-hung windows and smaller sizes. There is a two-story, single-bay central portico characterized by a pedimented temple front roof clad in slate with corinthian wood posts.

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

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