901 Lake St Oak Park, Illinois USA

901 Lake St

Construction date: documented 1933*


White & Weber


Art Deco

Historical Summary:

The Oak Park Post Office at 901 Lake St was built in 1933 and designed by local architect White & Weber. It is a rare example of Art Deco architecture in Oak Park and features notable bronzework by Peterpaul Ott, the Chicago WPA supervisor of sculpture. The interior fetaures four murals done by J. Theodore Johnson that illustrate moments in local history.

Significant Owner(s):

Post Office


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 post office in the Art Deco style built in 1933.

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

Description generated by RuskinARC.