643 N East Ave Oak Park, Illinois USA

W. B. Keel House

Construction date: documented 1907*


Tallmadge and Watson


F. O. Johnson


Prairie, Prairie School.

Second floor wood bay windows on bracket supports. Decorative wood banding.

Significant Owner(s):

W. B. Keel


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 2.5-story single-family residence in the Prairie School style built in 1907. The structural system is frame/stucco. The foundation is poured concrete. Exterior walls are original stucco and original wood clapboard. The building has a high side gable roof clad in replacement asphalt shingles. There is one side left, exterior, stuccoed chimney. Windows are original wood, 10/1 double-hung sashes. Trapezoidal wood casements with multiple lights in the gable ends. Rows of wood casments. Large multi-paned fixed window. Narrow 8-light casements flanking front double-hung windows. There is a single-story, partial-width platform/stoop characterized by a hip roof clad in standing seam metal with modern metal posts.

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

Description generated by RuskinARC.