Arthur U. Gerber

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Arthur Uranus Gerber (1878 – 1960) was a commercial architect who resided in Evanston, Illinois and whose designs included a number of transit stations in the greater Chicago, Illinois area, at least five of which have since been placed onto the National Register of Historic Places.

Styles[edit]

Gerber was known for two major styles: Prairie and Spanish. Not all of his works were of these two styles only, but it was a trademark of his to design in these two styles. The Pines and Beverly Shores stations along the South Shore Line were both of the Spanish style, including stucco walls and red tile roofs. The Kenosha station on 63rd Street and the Dempster station in Skokie are of the Prairie style, somewhat reminiscent of Frank Lloyd Wright style. Other North Shore Line stations were similar.

Famous works[edit]

Remaining works[edit]

Beverly Shores, Dempster, Villa Avenue, and Wilson are still remaining. Beverly Shores is partially an art gallery, partially a train station. Wilson is heavily modified but still a CTA stop. Dempster is standing next to the contemporary CTA terminal, but not used for trains. Villa Avenue is used by the Villa Park Historical Society as a museum. Kenosha's station was given a historic facelift and is used as an educational facility.