812 Augusta St Oak Park, Illinois USA

812 Augusta St

Construction date: approximate 1896*


Side gable, Queen Anne

Historical Summary:

Once the home of Tarzan author Edgar Rice Burroughs


Status of Historic Designation:

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

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 Queen Anne style built ca. 1896. The structural system is box frame. The foundation is stone. Exterior walls are replacement wood clapboard. The building has a gable roof clad in replacement asphalt shingles and one hip-roofed dormer. Windows are replacement vinyl, 1/1 double-hung sashes. There is a single-story, partial-width open porch characterized by a hip roof clad in asphalt shingles with modern decorative metal posts on side walls wood clapboard piers.

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

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