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 building is rectangular in plan. 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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