Walter Gale House

Date: 1893

Address: 1031 Chicago Avenue, Oak Park, IL
City: Oak Park, IL
Accessibility: Private
Category: Residential
Restoration Status: 1977 – restoration to the porch

The Walter Gale house is among the first houses Wright designed after his departure from the firm of Adler and Sullivan in 1893. The façade is dominated by a large circular turret. The rounded turret on the right of the house is balanced on the left by a narrow, angular dormer that extends two stories from the building’s second floor to its attic. The second floor master bedroom is encircled by a continuous band of curved windows with diamond-paned leaded glass. The uninterrupted grouping of windows is similar to the continuous band of leaded glass windows found in the semi-circular dining room bay of Wright’s 1893 William Winslow house.


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