903 Oakwood Avenue

West Park Walking Tour

903 Oakwood Avenue

Lake Forest, Illinois 60045, United States

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1923 red brick and stucco, story-and-a-half bungalow, with enclosed front porch: unchanged from the late 1970’s. The home of Leon Wells. Wells’ grandfather came to Lake Forest to work for Jay W. Frye, a plumbing contractor who had been in charge of the Lake Forest College facilities in the 1890’s. Co-proprietor of Wells & Copithorne hardware in town, into the 1990’s. They purchased Harder’s Hardware, Market Square, in 1920 (now the location of Williams Sonoma), and in 1954 the business moved to 245 E. Deerpath (now Midwest bank). Wells retired in 1970.

This point of interest is part of the tour: West Park Walking Tour


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