Oak Park Auto Showroom Listed As Endangered

The Hill Motors Building in Oak Park features a series of automobile related embellishments and fine terracotta details

The Hill Motors Building in Oak Park features a series of automobile related embellishments and fine terracotta details

For 25 years, Landmarks Illinois has worked to save theaters, schools, single family homes, and other historic buildings with its annual list of the state’s most endangered buildings. On May First, the preservation group released the 2019 ‘most endangered’ list; and it includes a different sort of building. First Light host Brian O’Keefe went to find out what makes the old dealer showroom so special

Oak Park-River Forest Museum Executive Director Frank Lipo described the terracotta details of the facade of the former Hill Motors Showroom

Oak Park-River Forest Museum Executive Director Frank Lipo described the terracotta details of the facade of the former Hill Motors Showroom

The former Hill Motors showroom on Madison Street in Oak Park is one of the buildings listed on Landmarks Illinois ‘Most Endangered Buildings’ list. The building has been vacant for about 10 years; but it could become home to a new grocery store in the coming months.

The former Hill Motors showroom on Madison Street in Oak Park is one of the buildings listed on Landmarks Illinois ‘Most Endangered Buildings’ list. The building has been vacant for about 10 years; but it could become home to a new grocery store in the coming months.