308 Clinton Ave Oak Park, Illinois USA

308 Clinton Ave

Construction date: approximate 1888


Queen anne, Stick

Historical Summary:

Probably constructed form builders' plan books, the straight-forward design of this house is enlivened by deocrative detailing. The clapboard structure rests on a rubblestone foundation. The long porch raliing is composed of turned spindles and columns that support the porch roof. Mitered lengths of wood face the front gable and form a background for the decorative sunbrust. The small, rectangular second-floor windows rest on equally decorative wood-framed flower motifs (Ridgeland Revealed, p29).


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-story single-family residence in the Stick 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 diagonal and decorative wood siding. The building has a hip with center gable roof clad in replacement asphalt shingles and two gabled dormers. There is one center, straddle ridge, brick chimney. Windows are replacement, 1/1 double-hung sashes. Art glass windows on front facade. There is a single-story, full-width open porch characterized by a hip roof clad in asphalt shingles with turned wood posts.

Description generated by RuskinARC.