Category: vintage architecture

There’s More to Oak Park Architecture than Just Frank Lloyd Wright

Frank Lloyd Wright has put Oak Park on the architectural map, making our village a destination for those who love both architecture and history. FLW may be the most famous of Oak Park craftsmen but there are other notable architects that have left their mark on homes, churches and yes, apartments,… Read more »

Oak Park Is A Location To Love

When deciding on where to live we have all heard the mantra: location, location, location.   Choosing a good location to call home, whether you rent or own makes sense. What factors make a “good” location? Excellent school systems, an economically stable community, being near public transportation, jobs, entertainment and… Read more »

FLW Building? A Definite Maybe!

OakParkApartments.com’s property located at the corner of Elmwood Avenue and Lake Street, has raised some serious architectural questions over the years. Present day architects and historians believe that this property might be designed by famed Oak Park architect, Frank Lloyd Wright. Frank Lloyd Wright is pretty well known and not one… Read more »

The Elmwood Tea Room

  OakParkApartments.com had heard rumors about a “Tea Room” being located at our 418 Lake St. property (Lake and Elmwood is how it is fondly referred to).  Looking for some information on the history of the the “Tea Room”, OakParkApartments went to its’ friends at The Historical Society of Oak Park… Read more »

E.E. Roberts Park Manor Property Shines Like No Other

OakParkApartments.com has many buildings that are truly architecturally beautiful but none that are quite as significant as our Park Manor property, located at 173 – 181 North Grove. This architectural gem of a courtyard apartment building is said to be one the the most distinguished designs of famed architect, E.E.… Read more »

Know Your Apartment History

The term “apartment” is all American but the origins of apartment living date back all the way to ancient Rome.  Owning a home, back in ancient Rome, was only for the wealthy and in fact most Romans lived in apartment buildings termed insulae, or islands, because they would take up… Read more »

OakParkApartments.com

OakParkApartments.com is feeling the Valentine’s Day Love♥ and wanted to share some of our sentiments on what we find so lovable about our hometown! The architecture (of course!) and all those who so lovingly preserve and restore these historic treasures for future generations to call home. The feeling of community… Read more »

What's Old Is New to OakParkApartments.com

OakParkApartments.com loves vintage buildings.  These properties, built between 1910 and the 1920’s, have character.  Crown molding, built-in cabinets, decorative fireplaces give our apartments style, but as trends have changed over the years some of the original vintage character of our three story walkup buildings may have seemed “outdated” and, well,… Read more »