401 North Ahwahnee Road

Year of award: 
2004
Award category: 
Preservation
Original architect: 
Holabird and Roche
Year built: 
1926

Known as the James Berwick Forgan, Jr. House, this carefully preserved architectural treasure is constructed of hollow tile covered with stucco and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places as a contributing structure in the Green Bay Road Historic District. The original portion of this French Eclectic house was symmetrical; however, it is supplemented by the L-shaped 1927 Holabird & Roche addition on the north and the 1930 Holabird & Root addition on the south.   The original owner, Mr. Forgan, was vice-chairman of the First National Bank of Chicago, treasurer of the Chicago Board of Trade, and chairman of the Security Bank of Chicago.