Ridgeland–Oak Park Historic District

Coordinates: 41°53′7″N 87°47′18″W / 41.88528°N 87.78833°W / 41.88528; -87.78833
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Ridgeland–Oak Park Historic District
George W. Smith house, an early Frank Lloyd Wright design
Ridgeland–Oak Park Historic District is located in Illinois
Ridgeland–Oak Park Historic District
Ridgeland–Oak Park Historic District is located in the United States
Ridgeland–Oak Park Historic District
LocationRoughly bounded by Austin Blvd., Harlem, Ridgeland, and Chicago Aves., Lake and Madison Sts., Oak Park, Illinois
Coordinates41°53′7″N 87°47′18″W / 41.88528°N 87.78833°W / 41.88528; -87.78833
Area539 acres (218 ha)
Architectural stylePrairie School, Bungalow/Craftsman, Late Victorian
NRHP reference No.83003564[1]
Added to NRHPDecember 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][2]

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 and the only residential home; the other structure is the Unity Temple.[3] Otherwise, the historic district 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.[3]

The district contains many buildings of merit, including the Oak Park Post Office on Lake Street, designed in 1933 by Charles E. White Jr. and his partner Bertram A. Weber, in 1933, and the Art Deco Medical Arts Building, designed by Oak Park architect Roy J. Hotchkiss.


  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. March 13, 2009.
  2. ^ Bluestone, Daniel M. (December 8, 1983). "Ridgeland–Oak Park Historic District National Register of Historic Places Nomination Form" (PDF). Oak Park Landmarks Commission (now Historic Preservation Commission).
  3. ^ a b "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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