245 Clinton Ave Oak Park, Illinois USA

245 Clinton Ave

Construction date: approximate 1888


Gable front, Queen Anne.

Prominent two-story bay on south. Front gable has fishscale shingles, decorative wood banding and raised lattice detail supported by brackets.

Historical Summary:

House is shown on the 1895 Sanborn Fire Insurance map.


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 ca. 1888. 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. See notes on architectural style and details. The building has a high front gable roof clad in replacement asphalt shingles and decorative bargeboard. There is one side left, side slope, brick chimney. Windows are historic wood, 1/1 double-hung sashes. There is a single-story, full-width open porch characterized by a hip roof clad in asphalt shingles with doric wood posts. Porch is partially screened. Double entry doors with single transom window above.

Description generated by RuskinARC.