Louis Bourgeois House c.1903
114 Bogert Street
Louis Bourgeois is best known as
the architect of the national shrine or temple of the Bahai Faith in Wilmette,
Illinois. He was a resident of Englewood dur ing the early part of the century,
working in New York on the design of skyscrapers (he placed second in the famous
Chicago Tribune Tower Competition in 1922), and running a stationery store. His
training and apprenticeship are uncertain - he is said to have studied at the
Ecole des Beaux Arts in Paris.
This house is probably connected
with the later Evergreen Place residence of Bahai Faith member Roy Wilhelm. it
is a typical Arts & Crafts stucco house, with robust wood detailing and
strong simple lines.