Address: 5749 W. Race Ave. Year Built:
Date Designated a Chicago Landmark:
January 20, 1999
This rare example of a small-scale Shingle Style residence was built for the architect's mother. It combines most features of the style, including exaggerated gables, broad surfaces of shingle cladding, and minimal trim. Its success as an example of inexpensive, yet attractive, design caused it to be published in a national architectural magazine of the time. It also reportly influenced the design of architect Frank Lloyd Wright's Home and Studio in nearby Oak Park.