720 Lake St Oak Park, Illinois USA

Postlewait Village Chapel

Construction date: documented 1920*


Roy Hotchkiss


Ture Peterson


Church, Gothic Revival

Historical Summary:

Constructed original as an undertaking shop.

Significant Owner(s):

Charles B. Scoville


Status of Historic Designation:

Not currently designated at national, state, or local level

Rating or Rank:


Evaluation of Potential Eligibility:

Potentially eligible as a contributing resource

Architectural Description:

This is a 2-story office building in the Gothic Revival style built in 1920. The building is rectangular in plan. The structural system is masonry. Exterior walls are original brick and original stone. Limestone base, banding and decorative trim. The building has a flat with parapet roof clad in original slate. Windows are original wood, 1-light casements. Windows are arched with a heavy mullion profile. Paired aluminum doors with arched transom window in stone surround.

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

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