211 Clinton Ave Oak Park, Illinois USA

Basics
Resource Category:
Building
Resource Type:
Single-family residence
Location
Address:
211 Clinton Ave
City:
Oak Park
County:
Cook
State/Province/Region:
Illinois
Zip/Postal Code:
60302
Country:
USA
Other Address or Location Information:
Parcel/Tax number or land unit:
Local place name:
Setting/Landscape/Site Features:
Acreage, parcel, land unit size:
Quad/Map name and date:
Date
Township/Range/Section:
/ /
Visible from Public Road?
Yes
Historical Information
Historic name:
Current name:
Construction Date (range/estimated):
1870-1879
Construction Date Certainty:
approximate
Known Construction Date:
1873
Source for Known Construction Date:
Historical Society of Oak Park & River Forest
Architect/Designer:
Developer:
Builder:
Significant Owner(s):
Historical Summary:
Depicted on an 1873 map of Oak Park, this Italianate residence originally was a modest-sized house with a rooftop cupola. The enclosed porch and rear section of the house are additions. The Lemont limestone foundation was carefully matched in the remodelling process.

The low hipped roof, bracketed eaves, and tall, narrow windows are typical Italianate features. When built, the house probably had a front and back parlor, dining room, and lean-to kitchen on the first floor, with four bedrooms on the second floor. Most of the interior woodwork is pine with the exception of a mahogany bannister on the front stairs (Ridgeland Revealed p31).
Extant Status:
Not Demolished
Architectural Style and Form
Plan/Footprint Shape:
rectangular
Building Form or Plan Type (core plan):
Italianate
Style, Primary:
Italianate
Style, Secondary:
Notes on architectural style, form, distinguishing features:
Paired brackets in the cornice; two-story box bays on north and south; one-story enclosed side porch on south with paired columns.
Architectural Elements and Features
Number of Stories:
2
Bays:
Structural System:
frame
Foundation:
Stone
Basement:
Building Size:
Square footage/meters:
Roof Configuration:
Low hip
Roof Material
replacement asphalt shingles
Roof remarks/description:
Eave Type:
Eave Ornamentation:
paired brackets
Dormer Count:
Dormer Configuration:
Exterior Wall Material (primary):
original Wood Clapboard
Exterior Wall Material (secondary):
Notes on exterior materials:
Heavy decorative wood window surrounds.
Principal Windows::
original wood
Window Panes/Lights:
2 over 2
Window Type:
double-hung sashes
Window remarks:
Also 1-over-1 double-hung windows.
Chimney remarks/description:
Chimney Count (first):
one
Chimney Placement 1:
center straddle ridge brick
Chimney Count (second):
Chimney Placement 2:
Porch description, characteristics, details:
Porch Height, Stories:
Porch Configuration:
single-bay
Porch Type:
platform/stoop
Porch Roof Shape:
Gabled Canopy with bracket supports
Porch Roof Material:
asphalt shingles
Porch Columns/Posts (upper or only):
Porch Piers (lower):
Primary entryway:
Double entry doors.
Function and Use
Historic Function:
Domestic: Single Dwelling
Present Function:
Domestic: Single Dwelling
Function remarks:
Listed, Designated, or Protected Status
Status Code:
Listed at the national level?
Individually Listed: No
Contributes to a District: Yes
Landmark: No
Date, name, remarks:
Ridgeland/Oak Park National Register District 1983
Designated at State/Province level?
Individually Listed: No
Contributes to a District: No
Landmark: No
Date, name, remarks:
Designated Locally?
Individually Listed: No
Contributes to a District: Yes
Landmark: No
Date, name, remarks:
Ridgeland/Oak Park Historic District 1994
Protected by ordinance or regulation?:
Yes
Protection status, remarks:
Historic Preservation Ordinance
Evaluation of Potential Eligibility
Potentially eligible for historic/heritage designation?
Contributes to potential district
Level of potential eligibility
National
Local
Rating or Rank
Contributing
Recommended as a potential landmark?
Local level landmark
Criteria:
C. Embodies distinctive physical characteristics of design, construction, or form.
Significance and Context
Theme(s)
Period of significance
Significance/Context Remarks
Area(s) of Significance



Ancillary Structures / Outbuildings
Number of ancillary structures / outbuildings:
1
Secondary structure type
garage
Contributing to primary property?
No
Ancillary structures remarks or description:
Condition and Alterations
Character of modifications:
Compatible with character
General Condition:
Excellent
Moved or Relocated?:
Date moved or relocated:
Relocation remarks:
Alterations?
Yes
Date of major alterations:
Nature of alterations:
Missing front porch
Additions?:
Date of major additions:
Addition Height:
Addition Placement:
Addition Type:
Nature of additions:
Endangered / Threatened
Endangered by:
Endangered/Threatened remarks:
Recommendations:
Contact:
Tourism / Featured Destination
Open to the public:
No
Contact information, Hours, and Amenities:
For Sale, Rent, or Lease
Property Classification:
Sale status:
Sale remarks:
Owner
Ownership type:
Name of Owner:
Owner Mailing Address:
Legal Description of Property/Comments:
Survey and Recorder
Authorized Resource Number or ID :
Optional Tracking or Sequence Number:
Alternate Resource ID or Key:
Survey Date:
April 17, 2014
Surveyed By:
Douglas Kaarre, AICP
Village of Oak Park
Report Name, or Reason for Survey:
Survey and Planning
Level of Survey:
intensive
Sources, References, Bibliography
Previously Surveyed?
Yes
Name of Previous Survey:
Second District Survey 1978
Additional Research Recommended?
Yes
Other Sources of Information:
Building permit records.
General Remarks:
Latitude: 41.8849890031316700
Longitude: -87.7988769594898000
UTM: Zone 16T   433719.6710 mE, 4637315.3229 mN
Datum WGS84

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