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Foley-Rice Cadillac Dealership
644-46 Madison Street, Oak Park
(E.E. and Elmer Roberts, 1923)




This distinctive commercial property on west Madison Street, known today as the Foley-Rice Cadillac Dealership, is for sale. The building has no landmark protection, and while the village has an easement on the building requiring the owner to retain the building as a premium auto dealership until 2012, the owner is seeking to buy out the easement which leaves the building vulnerable to demolition.


Originally built as a Packard dealership (Hill Motor Sales Co.), it is the last auto dealership on Oak Park’s “Motor Row.” It was identified in 2006 in a Madison Street Architectural Survey as a potential Oak Park Historic Landmark, and is eligible for listing on the National Register of Historic Places. The building was designed by E.E. Roberts with his son Elmer, who became a partner in his father’s firm in 1924. The Madison Street survey was done as part of the Madison Street Corridor Plan, which stated that significant buildings should receive a higher level of scrutiny when redevelopment is proposed.




Oak Leaves April 15 2010



For more information contact: Doug Kaarre, Urban Planner/Historic Preservation, Village of Oak Park, 123 Madison Street, Oak Park, IL 60302 Tel (708) 358-5417







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