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 building is rectangular in plan. 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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