The William & Lucille Carpenter House
Location: 5525 Lyman Ave Downers Grove IL
Building style/form: Queen Anne
Date built: 1991
Historic Home Program

This home possesses many features of a Queen Anne. The outside has both wood clapboard siding and decorative wood shingles. Wood trim is embellished in the front gable. There is wide wood trim to mark the change in the
materials from wood clapboard to the decorative wood shingles. The roof style has a centered front gable but the sides of the roof are asymmetrical and steeply pitched with a cross gable that is not centered.

This home was originally located at 5320 Main St. It was moved to its current location in November of 1987. It has had some interior changes but the extent is unknown as it was converted to a 3 flat for many years.

William Montelle Carpenter was the son of Charles Carpenter and Mary Blanchard.

was the a successful businessman and President of the Special Book Company. He was an avid book collector. He possessed a large collection of Kipling first editions and manuscripts. He was also the Vice President of Kipling Society in London, the First Edition Club of London, and the Bibliophile Society of Boston.

This house was researched by Chuck Holtzen.

Historic Home submitted by: Surpy & Chad Woods
Approved: 2022


5525 Lyman Ave Downers Grove IL

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