1031 Chicago Ave Oak Park, Illinois USA

Walter Gale House

Construction date: documented 1893*


Frank Lloyd Wright


Queen anne, Queen Anne, Prairie School.

Massive curved two-story bay with conical roof and flared eaves on front.

Significant Owner(s):

Walter Gale


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

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Architectural Description:

This is a 2.5-story single-family residence in the Queen Anne style with Prairie School influences built in 1893. The building is square in plan. The structural system is masonry. The foundation is brick. Exterior walls are original wood siding and original wood shingles. The building has a high side gable roof clad in original wood shingles. Large hip roof structure with flared eaves above side entrance. Two-story narrow gabled dormer on front with decorative woodwork in gable clad in wood shingles. There is one front, front slope, brick chimney. Windows are original wood, Diamond pane/1 double-hung sashes. Diamond pane fixed curved windows in front bay. There is a single-story, full-width veranda. Veranda wraps around to the west with a hip-roofed structure clad in wood shingles over the entry door. Side entry.

* Date source: Private research

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