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.