1001-1017 Lake St Oak Park, Illinois USA

Forsyth Building

Construction date: documented 1928-1929*


Holabird & Root




Art Deco

Historical Summary:

Also listed as 1001-1011 Lake St. The Forsyth Building was surveyed as part of the 2005 Downtown Oak Park Architectural Survey and wa recorded as significant. The walls are gray stone (originally cast stone) and the foundation is black Beneditct stone. The bank lobby includes prism glass, terrazzo floors, and original oak doors.

Significant Owner(s):

Mr. Holmes Forsyth


Status of Historic Designation:

Not currently designated at national, state, or local level

Architectural Description:

This is a 4-story commercial building in the Art Deco style built in 1928-1929. The building is rectangular in plan. The structural system is masonry. The foundation is stone. Exterior walls are stone. The building has a flat roof. Windows are , 1/1 double-hung sashes.

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

Description generated by RuskinARC.