251 Clinton Ave Oak Park, Illinois USA

251 Clinton Ave

Construction date: approximate 1890


Queen anne, Queen Anne.

Prominent two-story bay with hip roof on south. Two-story bay on north. Large asymmetrical pedimented gable with fanlight window on front second floor above entry.

Historical Summary:

House is shown in 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. 1890. The building is rectangular in plan. The structural system is frame. The foundation is stone. Exterior walls are modern vinyl siding and original wood shingles. Original wood shingles in front pedimented gable. The building has a hip and gable roof clad in replacement asphalt shingles. Skylight on south-facing roof slope. There is one rear, side slope, brick chimney. Windows are historic wood, 1/1 double-hung sashes. There is a single-story, wrap-around open porch characterized by a hip roof clad in asphalt shingles with turned wood posts. Double entry doors with single transom window above. There is a two-story, rear, frame addition.

Description generated by RuskinARC.