2322-2326 W Devon Ave. Chicago, IL 60659
This is perhaps the most unusual building along Devon and is the only example of a Tudor/Elizabethan Revival style in the remaining building stock. This particular building uses steep pitched gables—common with both Tudor Revival and Gothic Revival styles—and provides an overall aesthetic reminiscent of the 16th century Tudor or Elizabethan era in Europe. Built in 1929, the varied materials of this small commercial building include brick, wood, slate shingles and terra cotta. The most significant details of the building include the intricate terra cotta ornamentation and reliefs with decorative owls, the unique faux-roof parapet with pointed towers, and the herringbone brickwork in each of the gables.
Source: Jennifer Harrman
Photo credit: Jennifer Harrman
Photo credit: Chicago History Museum