5. Waters House, Circa 1912

An excellent example of the Tudor Revival style, this home features the characteristic half-timbering and stucco on the second story. It has a hipped roof with jerkin heads at the sides. This is where the roof is halfway between a gable and a hip. Other features include the front centered gable and the second story overhang supported with heavy wooden brackets.

The original owner, Frank S Waters, was president of the Lyon Metal Products Company, the largest concern of its kind in the world when he died suddenly of a heart attack in 1935. He and his brother Beverly founded the company in 1889. His wife, Mable Kilbourne Waters, continued to reside in the house until 1950.


1120 W Downer Place
Aurora, IL 60505