The home was designed by Hallberg & Sturm and originally built for Oscar Putnam in 1901. Now known as the Oscar Mayer House due to his ownership from 1927-1965, the house was purchased by a development team in 2014 after sitting vacant for 10 years. The house was entirely renovated and included all bathrooms, kitchen, and mechanical systems. Windows were restored in accordance with State of Illinois requirements. The rehabilitation project was awarded a preservation award from the City of Evanston upon its completion.