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Root House AKA Gilfillan House
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Darmok and Jalad
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
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member Rayman
Views: 101

Long Description:
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

Public/Private: Private

Tours Available?: Not Listed

Website: Not listed

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