9. Dr. John Pratt House, 1906

This is a very unique Prairie Style home designed by architect Eugene Malmer. It features the low, wide profile, exaggerated eaves, and textured materials that characterize this style. The clinker brick on the first story is very unusual and was rarely seen before on a house outside of Pasadena, California. Malmer may have been influenced by period architectural journals that featured the work of the California architects Greene and Greene. Notice the care that was taken to match the design of the garage to the primary structure. Original windows were removed in 1998.


567 W Downer Place
Aurora, IL 60506