S.020 – Walter M. Gale Residence,
1031 Chicago Avenue, Oak Park, Illinois
This is one of three “bootleg” houses on Chicago Avenue. Walter and his neighbor Thomas Gale (S.016) were brothers.
The Walter Gale residence borders an alley, allowing side and limited rear views of the property. The current property has undergone a substantial renovation, bringing out the beauty of natural wood (compare the current photos to the 1991 photo at the bottom of this webpage). Although I photographed the detached garage, I have not included it because by all indications it appears to be a later add-on.
Photographed on April 2, 2017, August 30, 2009 and in August 1991 (bottom).
Project number: T.9302
View from side alley; to the right is the Thomas H. Gale Residence (S.016)
August 1991, before renovation: