Francis J. Woolley House


Francis Woolley House

Date: 1893
Address: 1030 Superior Street Oak Park, IL
City: Oak Park, IL
Accessibility: Private
Category: Residential
Restoration Status: Covered with vinyl clapboard siding in 1987

Located in Oak Park, the Francis J. Woolley house abuts the Robert Parker residence. On the building’s exterior, Wright carried thin clapboard siding from the first floor to the sill of the second. From there, wood shingles extend to the soffit line. This bipartite division of the façade subtly distorts the scale of each story. Wright employed a similar device in other of his residential designs from this period, including the Winslow, Goan, and Furbeck houses.

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