931 Chicago Ave Oak Park, Illinois USA

John Blair House

Construction date: approximate 1866*

Current name:

Anna Wright House


Gable and wing, Folk/Traditional

Historical Summary:

The house was purchased by Frank Lloyd Wright to house his mother Anna Wright, who lived in the house for many years.

Significant Owner(s):

John Blair, Anna Wright


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 Folk/Traditional style built ca. 1866. The building is irregular in plan. The structural system is box frame. The foundation is stone. Exterior walls are original wood siding. The building has a gable roof clad in replacement asphalt shingles. There is one side right, exterior, brick chimney. Windows are historic wood, 1/1 double-hung sashes. There is a single-story, partial-width open porch characterized by a hip roof clad in asphalt shingles with turned wood posts.

* Date source: Frank Lloyd Wright Trust

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