Paul Hackbert Home at 405 W. Prospect Avenue.
This Craftsman bungalow was built by Paul Hackbert in 1913. It features hallmarks of the style including a low-pitched, cross-gabled roof (used in about twenty percent of Craftman homes); wide eave overhangs with exposed roof rafters; decorative beams and braces under the porch gable; a stucco finish, which was common; and a porch roof supported by tapered (battered) square columns.
Hackbert worked as a railroad agent for the Chicago and Northwestern Railway. The railroad’s station was a short distance away, located two blocks west of what is now Pierce Park.
This is one of three properties on Prospect Avenue that do not extend all the way down to Water St. at the foot of the bluff. The others are also bungalows at 345 and 401 West Prospect, respectively.