845 Gunderson Ave Oak Park, Illinois USA

South Branch Library

Construction date: documented 1936*

Current name:

Maze Branch Library


Elmer C. Roberts


Milton W. Pillinger


Central block with wings, Georgian

Historical Summary:

See attached Historic Landmark Nomination Report for full history.

Significant Owner(s):

Oak Park Public Library


Status of Historic Designation:

Designated at Local level : Designated November 7, 2005

Evaluation of Potential Eligibility:

Individually eligible

Architectural Description:

This is a 1-story library in the Georgian style built in 1936. The structural system is masonry. The foundation is raised. Exterior walls are original brick. The building has a medium side gable roof clad in replacement asphalt shingles. There is one side right, exterior, brick chimney. Windows are original wood, 8/12 double-hung sashes. There is a single-story, partial-width platform/stoop on square stone piers. There is a single-story, rear, brick addition.

* Date source: Village of Oak Park building permit archives

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