Architect: Frank M. Tyler
Style: Transitional Victorian/Craftsman
Architect Frank M. Tyler (1876-1961) designed this transitional Victorian/ Craftsman in 1907, but he is best known for designing numerous houses in West Adams. Several of these are honored today as designated Historical Cultural Monuments. Among these are residences for Julius Bierlich at 1818 S. Gramercy and for Thomas Furlong at 2657 Van Buren Place. Local builder John Wesley Croner commissioned the Croner & Danks residence. Given contemporary city directory listings it likely served as a speculative development and not as his personal residence. The home cost an estimated $5000. Assessor records indicate John G. Danks purchased the property in 1913 and thus was likely the first resident. Turn over was high with five additional owners before 1936. Croner ultimately moved to the neighborhood, residing at 133 N. Gramercy from sometime in 1920s until his death in 1936.