102-104 Washington Blvd Oak Park, Illinois USA

Hogans Apartment Building

Construction date: documented 1912*

Developer:

Henry Hogans

Style:

Apartment/multi-unit complex, Craftsman

Historical Summary:

102-104 Washington Blvd (property also listed as 339-341 S Taylor Ave) was built in 1912 for owner Henry Hogans. Hogans was a prominent developer and contractor in Oak Park during the first part of the 20th century. Hogans primarily developed single-family residential properties but his work also included multi-family and commercial buildings, as well as several large subdivisions in Oak Park, Chicago's West and South Sides, and River Forest. The Hogan Homes Subdivision in Oak Park is located on the 500-800 blocks on Home Ave. The buildings are primarily Craftsman or Prairie in style.

Significant Owner(s):

Henry Hogans

 

Status of Historic Designation:

Designated at National level : Ridgeland-Oak Park Historic District
Designated at Local level : Ridgeland-Oak Park Historic District

Rating or Rank:

Contributing

Architectural Description:

This is a 2-story apartment building in the Craftsman style built in 1912. The structural system is masonry. Exterior walls are original brick. Decorative stone elements are found above the doors and windows in the Craftsman style. The building has a hip roof clad in modern asphalt shingles and three gabled dormers. There is one center, straddle ridge, brick chimney. Windows are original wood, 1/1 double-hung sashes. The front door is located within a one-story portico on the south elevation. The portico is of stone construction and features a decorative parapet and two Tuscan columns.

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

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