Edward F. & Elizabeth Riley Residence

2930 Lakeland Ave.     Built 1908     Madison Landmark     Colonial Revival     Frank Riley
The home has two fronts, one facing Oakridge Avenue, and the other facing Lakeland Avenue. The Lakeland entrance features an Elliptical fan light decorating the doorway and a gabled-roof porch on Ionic columns. The Oakridge side features side-lights at the doorway, sheltered by a pent-roofed hood. A large semi-circular window lights the second story.

Edward was a prominent local businessman who served as the president of the short lived Village of Fair Oaks.

The house was designed for the Riley’s by their son, Frank, it was his first commission. Frank Riley also designed, among other buildings, the Madison Club, Maple Bluff Country Club, Madison East High School, First Church of Christ, Scientist and the Security State Bank. Frank Riley lived in this house from 1918 until his death in 1949.