According to the Will County Historic Preservation Rural Structure Survery:
"The American Foursquare was introduced around 1900 and continued to be popular until the 1920s. It consists of a two to two-and-a-half story block with a roughly square floor plan with four rooms on each floor. Roofs are hipped or pyramidal, with dormer windows (hipped and gable) on at least the
front elevation and sometimes the side and rear elevations. Foursquares usually have front porches, but they may also have bay windows (some extending both stories) and one story rear additions.
Many Foursquares were built from plans developed by local lumber companies or mail order sources that
|American Foursquare Farmhouse near Peotone, Illinois|
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