This residence, which is sited on property that was captioned as the Devilo Holt subdivision, was built about 1895. The original owner of the home is not known. A comparison of Sanborn fire insurance maps for the years 1917 and 1929 indicate a front porch was added to the home and what appears to be a garage was erected at the rear of the property. The years that followed were not kind. The dwelling fell into disrepair and could have been classed as a “tear down.” The homeowners, however, recognized an opportunity to restore a period residence’s charm and undertook a masterful rehabilitation of the home.
797 Oakwood Avenue
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Lake Forest Landmark Development