117 S Lombard Ave Oak Park, Illinois USA

Geraldine McCullough Home & Studio

Construction date: documented 1903*


W. Carbys Zimmerman


August Caron & Co.

Historical Summary:

117 S Lombard Ave was built as a substation for the Chicago Transit Authority (the the Lake St Elevated Railroad Co.) in 1903. The CTA used the building into the 1960s. In the mid-1970s, it was purchased and turned into a art studio and residence by world-renowned sculptor Geraldine McCullough. McCullough lived and worked here for 30 years, until her death in 2008. McCullough designed The Pathfinder sculpture outside Oak Park Village Hall.

Significant Owner(s):

Lake St. Elevated Railroad Co.


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 an apartment building built in 1903.

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

Description generated by RuskinARC.