Designed by Frazier and Raferty of Chicago, this home was featured in the 1931 issue of Home and Field. It was described in the article as being "true to late Georgian type, with the roof details suggesting France." Walter Frazier was born in Aurora in 1895 and received his degree in architecture from MIT in 1919. He later studied at the Ecole des Beaux Arts in Paris.
He is known for his work in residential architecture, and as well as planning the interiors of many homes that he designed. The original owner was I. Newton Wilson, and his wife Clio. They owned a women's clothing manufacturing company on Fox Street (now Downer Place).