The Mochel-Goodman House
Location: 5834 Middaugh Ave Downers Grove IL
Building style/form: Midcentury Modern, Ranch
Date built: 1954
This is a Downers Grove Landmark

The landmarked home exhibits features of a Mid-Century Modern Ranch style with certain Prairie Style elements. The home represents a low rectangular form with asymmetrical projections and attached garage, a low pitched roof and large picture window. The Prairie Style elements include a cross-hipped roof with extended overhanging eave, a broad chimney, horizontally-oriented brick veneer and ribbon awning windows. As noted in the petitioner’s submission, the original clapboard wood siding was covered with aluminum clapboard style siding in 1985.

Additionally, it is noted that two additions were constructed on the home in 2008 along the west (rear) side of the home (not visible from the right-of-way). A sunroom was placed on the home in addition to the enclosing of a screened porch behind the garage.

This home was constructed by Ponstein Builders in 1954. The home originally owned by Doris and John Mochel, owners of Mochels Hardware.  John Mochel was the 2014 Historian of the Year. The home was purchased by Nancy and Gordon Goodman in 1965. Gordon Goodman was the recipient of the Montrew Dunham Award in 2019.

For more information, see the Village of Downers Grove Landmarking Resolution for this house.

Landmark submitted by: Gordon and Nancy Goodman
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5834 Middaugh Ave Downers Grove IL

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