The Frazier House
Location: 1240 Gilbert Ave, Downers Grove, IL 60515
Building style/form: Dutch Colonial
Date built: 1925
Historic Home Program

The home at 1240 Gilbert is identified as a Dutch Colonial and was built circa 1925. Dutch Colonial is a style of domestic architecture, primarily characterized by gambrel roofs having curved eaves along the length of the house.* The home maintains its original oak wood staircase, flooring, windows and doors, including leaded-glass French doors, oak double hung windows with leaded glass, and original oak built-in dining table and butler’s pantry. The home is located on property once owned by Pierce Downer in 1843. The land changed hands a number of times Until purchased by builder William H. Frazier & his wife Margaret who built the current home circa 1925. After Mr. Frazier’s death in 1936, his wife continued to live in the home with family members until 1976 (51 years).

Researched by Chuck Holtzen. Photo by Liz Chalberg.

Historic Home submitted by: Scott Robinson & Susan Bailey Robinson
Approved: 2021


1240 Gilbert Ave, Downers Grove, IL 60515

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