101-103 Washington Blvd Oak Park, Illinois USA

Thomas McKennison Apartments

Construction date: documented 1906*


F. O. Johnson


Apartment/multi-unit complex, Prairie School.

The building features stone and tan brick elements with a geometric quality that suggests the Prairie style. Sullivan-esque patterns are carved into some of the stone pieces, including a broad stone panel above the front door. The front façade features two shallow, arched bays.

Historical Summary:

The apartment building at 101-103 Washington Blvd was built for Thomas McKennison by F. O. Johnson in 1906.

Significant Owner(s):

Thomas McKennison


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:


Evaluation of Potential Eligibility:

Potentially eligible as a contributing resource

Architectural Description:

This is a 4-story, 3-bay apartment building in the Prairie School style built in 1906. The structural system is masonry. Exterior walls are historic brick. The building has a flat with parapet roof. Windows are historic wood, 4/4 double-hung sashes. Two square, fixed windows with brick surrounds are located on the front façade, one on either side of the front door. The front door is centrally located on the front façade. It has sidelights, a stone surround, and carved stone ornamentation above.

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

Description generated by RuskinARC.