1031 Lake St Oak Park, Illinois USA

1031 Lake St

Construction date: documented 1890*

Current name:

Pioneer Building


Tudor Revival, New Traditional.

The ca. 2010 remodel erased the Tudor Revival style elements. The new style is minimal but is best captured by the New Traditional style.

Historical Summary:

The walls are brick on the first floor and woof on the second. The front facade was remodeled ca. 1923 to feature half-timbering. The storefront was rehabed in the 1990s and the whole front elevation was remodeled ca. 2010. The Pioneer Building was surveyed as part of the 2005 Downtown Oak Park Architectural Survey and was noted as significant at that time. However, the major facade alterations since 2005 have resulted in a substantial loss of historic integrity. The original architect and builder are unknown.

Significant Owner(s):

C. F. Kannenberg


Status of Historic Designation:

Not currently designated at national, state, or local level

Architectural Description:

This is a 3-story commercial building in the Tudor Revival style with New Traditional influences built in 1890. The building is rectangular in plan. The structural system is masonry. The foundation is brick. Exterior walls are brick. The building has a flat with front gable roof clad in asphalt shingles.

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

Description generated by RuskinARC.