George E. Purple House

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George E. Purple House
Purple House, LaGrange 1.jpg
George E. Purple House is located in Illinois
George E. Purple House
George E. Purple House is located in the US
George E. Purple House
Location 338 Sunset Ave., LaGrange, Illinois
Coordinates 41°48′36″N 87°53′2″W / 41.81000°N 87.88389°W / 41.81000; -87.88389Coordinates: 41°48′36″N 87°53′2″W / 41.81000°N 87.88389°W / 41.81000; -87.88389
Area less than one acre
Built 1928 (1928)
Architectural style Renaissance
NRHP reference # 05000845[1]
Added to NRHP August 12, 2005

The George E. Purple House is a historic home located at 338 Sunset Ave. in LaGrange, Illinois, United States. The Italian Renaissance Revival style house was designed by William G. Carnegie and built in 1928. The house includes several characteristic features of Italian Renaissance Revival architecture, including a green tile hipped roof, large first-floor windows, overhanging eaves, decorative brackets, and extensive decorations; these decorations include bas-relief urns above the first floor windows and brick quoins on the corners. George E. Purple, founder of the Flexible Steel Lacing Company, commissioned the house; while Purple died in 1930, his family inhabited the house until 1944.[2]

The house was added to the National Register of Historic Places on August 12, 2005.[1]


  1. ^ a b National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ Van Erem, Saleh (April 11, 2005). "National Register of Historic Places Registration Form: George E. Purple House" (PDF). National Park Service. Retrieved January 27, 2013.