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Dwight Perkins House

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Area  less than one acre
NRHP Reference #  85001908
Architectural style  Prairie School
Built  1904 (1904)
Opened  1904
Added to NRHP  29 August 1985
Dwight Perkins House
Location  2319 Lincoln St., Evanston, Illinois
Similar  Mitchell Museum of the Ameri, Ryan Field, North Shore Channel, Lake Michigan

The Dwight Perkins House is a historic house located at 2319 Lincoln Street in Evanston, Illinois. The house was built in 1904 for architect Dwight H. Perkins and children's author and illustrator Lucy Fitch Perkins. Perkins designed his house in a style heavily influenced by the Prairie School and the Arts and Crafts Movement. The house was built from wood and stucco, materials characteristic of both styles which let the house blend into the surrounding nature. Its exterior decorative features include bracketed eaves, casement windows, trellises, and a half-timbered gable. Landscape architect Jens Jensen, a friend of the Perkinses, designed the house's surroundings, which include a reflecting pool. The inside of the house incorporates horizontal bands of windows which let in sunlight, unpainted wood features, and an open floor plan.

The house was added to the National Register of Historic Places on August 29, 1985.

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Dwight Perkins House Wikipedia


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