138 Clinton Ave Oak Park, Illinois USA

138 Clinton Ave

Construction date: documented 1897*


Henry G. Fiddelke


Queen anne, Queen Anne.

Three-story hip-roofed bay on south; two-story bay under eaves on front.

Historical Summary:

When compared with Queen Anne houses of the preceding decade, the design of this house reflects the transition to more angular forms and restrained surfaces. The bays, gables, dormers, wrap-around porch, and windows of varied size and shape remain, but the dramatic contrasts and excesses of Queen Anne styling have been checked.

The foundation is rusticated stone. The exterior of the first and second floor is clapboard, while shingles face the third floor gables. The bracketing and decoartive tracey of the porch pediment are repeated above the second- and third-floor window groupings (Ridgeland Revealed, p3).


Status of Historic Designation:

Designated at National level : Ridgeland/Oak Park National Register District 1983
Designated at Local level : Ridgeland/Oak Park Historic District 1994

Rating or Rank:


Evaluation of Potential Eligibility:

Potentially eligible as a contributing resource

Architectural Description:

This is a 2.5-story single-family residence in the Queen Anne style built in 1897. The building is rectangular in plan. The structural system is frame. The foundation is stone. Exterior walls are original wood clapboard and original wood shingles. Wood shingles in the front and rear gable ends. The building has a high front gable roof clad in replacement asphalt shingles and brackets and four multiple dormers. Two south-facing shed dormers and one gabled dormer. One north-facing gabled dormer. There is one side right, side slope, brick chimney and one rear, straddle ridge, brick chimney. Windows are historic wood, 1/1 double-hung sashes. There is a single-story, wrap-around open porch characterized by a hip-and-gable roof clad in asphalt shingles with doric wood posts. Wood door with transom window above.

* Date source: Historical Society of Oak Park & River Forest

Description generated by RuskinARC.