I grew up in Hinsdale, Illinois and was accustomed to occasionally encountering a house which could only be described as different. The odd rooflines might remind you of a house from Hansel and
Gretel. Or the cast-iron spider motifs near the front door might suggest that Halloween had gone year-around.
Kevin Bejcek, a high school classmate, wanted to publicize which of these Zook houses are still
around and which have been torn down. Gordon Imrie, another high school classmate, got me a bunch of pictures and descriptions of the Zook houses in Hinsdale and sent them along.
Here is a short biography of R. Harold Zook.
Here are all the pictures of the Zook houses. Click on each page to see the next page.