308 N Elmwood Ave Oak Park, Illinois USA

W. H. Black House

Construction date: documented 1905*


Vernon Watson


Woodswall & Wolff


Prairie influenced, Prairie School

Significant Owner(s):

W. H. Black


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 Prairie School style built in 1905. The structural system is masonry. The foundation is poured concrete. Exterior walls are original stucco. The building has a gable roof clad in replacement asphalt shingles. There is one side right, exterior, brick flue with stucco along exterior of house chimney. Windows are original wood, 3/1 double-hung sashes. There is a single-story, full-width enclosed porch characterized by a hip roof clad in asphalt shingles with square stuccoed posts. Side entry on north. There is a two-story, rear, frame/stucco addition.

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

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