911 Chicago Ave Oak Park, Illinois USA

911 Chicago Ave

Construction date: approximate 1901*


Eben E. Roberts


Prairie influenced, Prairie School

Historical Summary:

Americus B. Melville, who lived in the house adjacent to the east at 437 N. Kenilworth, built this house for his daughter.

Significant Owner(s):

A. B. Melville (for his daughter)


Status of Historic Designation:

Designated at National level : Frank Lloyd Wright-Prairie School of Architecture
Designated at Local level : Frank Lloyd Wright-Prairie School of Architecture

Rating or Rank:


Evaluation of Potential Eligibility:

Potentially eligible as a contributing resource

Architectural Description:

This is a 2-story single-family residence in the Prairie School style built ca. 1901. The structural system is masonry. Exterior walls are original stucco and original wood shingles. The building has a hip roof clad in replacement asphalt shingles. There is one front, exterior, brick and stone chimney. Windows are original stained glass, Geometric pattern-light casements. There is a platform/stoop.

* Date source: Elmer Roberts is source for architect / No original permits on file, which start in 1902

Description generated by RuskinARC.