636 N East Ave Oak Park, Illinois USA

William E. Martin House

Construction date: documented 1903*


Frank Lloyd Wright


Prairie, Prairie School.

Although tall, the horizontal wings and wood banding, as well as the lop-sloped hip roofs provide a horizontal feel. Multiple levels provided by veranda, second floor wing and multiple balconies.

Significant Owner(s):

William E. Martin


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 3-story single-family residence in the Prairie School style built in 1903. The structural system is frame/stucco. The foundation is poured concrete. Exterior walls are original stucco. Horizontal wood banding and trim. The building has a hip roof clad in replacement asphalt shingles. Deep overhanging eaves on each level. There is one side left, exterior, stuccoed chimney. Windows are original wood, 1-light casements. Also art glass wood casement windows. There is a single-story, recessed enclosed porch characterized by a hip roof clad in asphalt shingles on side walls stuccoed piers. Hidden front entry on north side; entry off of veranda on south side.

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

Description generated by RuskinARC.