Trinity Lutheran Chapel
300 North Ridgeland Avenue
Oak Park, Illinois 60302-2325

E.E. Roberts, 1909

This building, originally stucco as shown above, is widely assumed to have been veneered in brick when Roberts returned to design the main church c. 1916.

However, this historic postcard from shortly after the church was built seems to show the chapel with its original scheme of windows and porch, and, one might assume, its original stucco.

Regardless, it appears that the blandification of the chapel occurred at some time after 1916—a sad end to one of Roberts’ more distinctive Prairie efforts.

Research and historic images courtesy of Randolph C. Henning. Photographs from 2008 courtesy of Butch Kmet.







MinnesotaMississippiMissouriMontanaNebraskaNew JerseyNew Mexico

NevadaNew YorkNorth CarolinaNorth DakotaOklahomaOhioOregon

PennsylvaniaSouth CarolinaSouth DakotaTennesseeTexas



AustraliaCanadaDominican RepublicJapanNetherlandsPuerto Rico

   • • •

FAQContributorsRandom NotesRIPPrairie BookshelfThe Unknowns


The Web The Prairie School Traveler


All contents copyright 2005-2013 The Prairie School Traveler.