719-721 Lake St Oak Park, Illinois USA

Strickland's Grocery Store

Construction date: documented 1938*


Samuel Bird and Roy Hotchkiss


Adams and Schroter


Commercial building, Art Deco

Historical Summary:

Nakama Hall was a one-story building constructed in 1917. In 1930 it was remodeled and added onto, creating 719-731 Lake. In 1938 the portion of the building that was 719-721 was demolished for a new two-story building for Strickland's.

Significant Owner(s):

Charles B. Scoville Estate


Status of Historic Designation:

Designated at National level : Ridgeland/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 2-story commercial building in the Art Deco style built in 1938. The structural system is masonry. Exterior walls are modern stucco. The building has a flat with parapet roof. Windows are historic wood, 2/1 double-hung sashes. Two entry doors at grade.

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

Description generated by RuskinARC.