300 N Kenilworth Ave Oak Park, Illinois USA

William J. McDonald House

Construction date: documented 1890*

Current name:

Under the Gingko Treet Bed & Breakfast


Wesley Arnold


Cross gable, Queen Anne

Significant Owner(s):

William J. McDonald


Status of Historic Designation:

Designated at National level : Frank Lloyd Wright-Prairie School of Architecture, 1973
Designated at Local level : Frank Lloyd Wright-Prairie School of Architecture, 1972

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 in 1890. 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. The building has a cross gable roof clad in replacement asphalt shingles and brackets and one hip-roofed dormer. There is one side right, exterior, brick chimney. Decorative brick corbeling at top of chimney. Windows are original wood, 1/1 double-hung sashes. Also 10-over-1 double-hung windows and fixed/awning windows with center glazing surrounded by 20 small glass panels. There is a single-story, wrap-around open porch characterized by a shed with gable roof clad in asphalt shingles with doric wood posts on side walls field stone piers. Porch gable contains Classical frieze.

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

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