Ridgeland-Oak Park Historic District

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Ridgeland-Oak Park Historic District
Oak Park Il Smith House1.jpg
George W. Smith house, an early Frank Lloyd Wright design
Ridgeland-Oak Park Historic District is located in Illinois
Ridgeland-Oak Park Historic District
Location Roughly bounded by Austin Blvd., Harlem, Ridgeland, and Chicago Aves., Lake and Madison Sts., Oak Park, Illinois
Coordinates 41°53′7″N 87°47′18″W / 41.88528°N 87.78833°W / 41.88528; -87.78833Coordinates: 41°53′7″N 87°47′18″W / 41.88528°N 87.78833°W / 41.88528; -87.78833
Area 539 acres (218 ha)
Built 1870
Architect multiple
Architectural style Prairie School, Bungalow/Craftsman, Late Victorian
Governing body Local
NRHP Reference # 83003564[1]
Added to NRHP December 08, 1983

The Ridgeland-Oak Park Historic District is a historic district in Oak Park, Illinois that was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1983. It includes 1558 contributing buildings over 539 acres (218 ha).[1]

The district includes the George W. Smith House, an early example of Frank Lloyd Wright's work as a contributing property. The house is one of two Frank Lloyd Wright designed buildings within the Ridgeland Historic District; the other structure is the Unity Temple.[2] The Smith House is the only example of residential architecture by Wright found within the boundaries of the Ridgeland Historic District.[2] The historic district, overall, lacks examples of Wright's full-fledged Prairie style that are found in abundance in the nearby Frank Lloyd Wright-Prairie School of Architecture Historic District.[2]


  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2009-03-13. 
  2. ^ a b c "Ridgeland-Oak Park Historic District," (PDF), National Register of Historic Places Nomination Form, HAARGIS Database, Illinois Historic Preservation Agency. Retrieved 4 June 2007.

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