129-151 N Oak Park Ave Oak Park, Illinois USA

Masonic Temple Building

Construction date: documented 1908*

Current name:

Scoville Square


Eben E. Roberts


M. Powers


Two-part commercial block, Prairie School

Historical Summary:

One-story 1914 addition on Lake Street later clad in limestone with the address of 805 Lake Street

Significant Owner(s):

Charles B. Scoville


Status of Historic Designation:

Designated at National level : National Register, 1982 / Ridgeland/Oak Park Historic District, 1983
Designated at Local level : Ridgeland/Oak Park Historic District, 1994

Rating or Rank:


Period of Significance:


Area(s) of Significance:



See attached 1981 National Register nomination report

Evaluation of Potential Eligibility:

Individually eligible
Potentially eligible as a contributing resource

Architectural Description:

This is a 4-story commercial building in the Prairie School style built in 1908. The structural system is masonry. Exterior walls are original brick and original cast-iron. First floor cast iron storefronts, copper fascia and gutters. The building has a hip roof clad in original clay tiles with deep. Windows are original wood, 6/1 double-hung sashes. Also 4/1 original arched wood windows on third floor. Multiple storefront entries at grade. Two sets of paired entry doors centered on building with arched transom and sidelights topped by an iron and glass canopy (1981 reconstruction).

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

Description generated by RuskinARC.