Architectural Styles

Western Springs is home to a wide variety of housing stock, representing every period from the late 1800s onwards. Some of the village’s older homes has not changed since they were first built while others have been renovated and added on to over the intervening years. Such changes can make it difficult to pinpoint an older home’s style. Similarly, newer homes which draw inspiration from various architectural traditions, may defy classification.

The links below provide interesting facts and local examples for each of the major architectural styles found in Western Springs.

Bungalow

Cape Cod Revival

Catalog

Colonial Revival

Contemporary

Craftsman

Dutch Colonial

Farmhouse

Foursquare

French Eclectic

Italianate

Mediterranean Revival

Prairie

Queen Anne

Ranch

Second Empire

Tudor