Saturday, January 16, 2010

The Frederick Baylies Residence

This is one of four known homes that Silsbee was designing in 1909 in Highland Park, Illinois.  During this period he seemed to have an interest, like many of his fellow Midwestern architects, in buildings that were designed by English Arts & Crafts architects like Charles Voysey.  The home has a brick first-story with brick buttresses at the corners.  The second story is stucco.  The porches on the first and second floors, once open on the east side of the home, have been filled in with windows.  The original wood shingle roof has also recently been replaced with a modern asphalt one.

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