Root House AKA Gilfillan House
N 42° 08.626 W 087° 45.840
16T E 436869 N 4666021
Quick Description: One of five speculative houses and a variation of the Ladies Home Journal Fireproof House for $5,000 built in the Ravine Bluffs Development for Wright's attorney.
Location: Illinois, United States
Date Posted: 10/22/2007 9:46:21 PM
Waymark Code: WM2F47
There are four lots on the west side of Meadow Road, but only one has a house built on it. Booth sold Lot 22 to Hollis Root in 1921, but the City Directory listed S. J. Gilfillan at this address in 1920 and 1921. The Roots were listed at this address in 1922-23 . The Root house is visually identical to the Perry house, except for the lack of the roof gable. The interior arrangement was the same, but contemporary changes on the second floor have made the rooms into a spacious library and single bedroom.
This house was restored by restoration architect John Thorpe. This house is the most prominently located and clearly visible from the street.
Year Completed: 1915
Commissioned By: Sherman Booth
Nearest City or Town: Glencoe, IL
Tours Available?: Not Listed
Website: Not listed
There are no specific visit requirements, however telling about your visit is strongly encouraged. Additional photos of the building or house to add to the gallery are also nice, but not required. Pictures with a GPS or you in them is highly discouraged.
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