Chicago Landmarks

Marie Schock House

West Elevation, Photo by Bob Thall, 1996     Address: 5749 W. Race Ave.
Year Built: 1888
Architect: Frederick Schock
Date Designated a Chicago Landmark: January 20, 1999

Elevation Drawing from Building Budget Magazine, 1888 This rare example of a small-scale Shingle Style residence was built for the architect's mother. It combines most features of the style, including exaggerated gables, broad surfaces of shingle cladding, and minimal trim. Its success as an example of inexpensive, yet attractive, design caused it to be published in a national architectural magazine of the time. It also reportly influenced the design of architect Frank Lloyd Wright's Home and Studio in nearby Oak Park.