305 Clinton Ave Oak Park, Illinois USA

C. R. Heneage House

Construction date: documented 1912*


Hodgkins and Barrows


Tudor revival, Tudor Revival

Historical Summary:

This 2.5-story residence is one of the few examples of Tudor Revival style architecture in the historic district. Architectural features include the steeply sloped, dominant gable, smaller secondary gables, multiple chimney stacks, and upper-level casement windows with numerous small panes of glass. The play of curved and vertical elements in the halftimerbing softens the design and echoes the rounded opening to the porch. The house was built by Krogman Borthers for $2,000. It has been converted to a two-flat (Ridgeland Revealed, p30).

Significant Owner(s):

C. R. Heneage


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 Tudor Revival style built in 1912. The building is l in plan. The structural system is frame. Exterior walls are original wood clapboard and original stucco and wood half-timbering. The building has a high front gable roof clad in replacement asphalt shingles with flared eaves and two gabled dormers. There is one side left, straddle ridge, brick chimney. Double chimney straddles south-facing two-story gabled wing. Windows are original wood, 4/4 double-hung sashes. 8-pane wood casement windows in gable. There is a single-story, partial-width open porch characterized by a gabled roof clad in asphalt shingles with square wood posts. Stucco and wood half-timbering in gable. There is a two-story, side, frame/stucco addition.

* Date source: Village of Oak Park building permit archives.

Description generated by RuskinARC.