438 Augusta Ave Oak Park, Illinois USA

438 Augusta Ave

Construction date: documented 1915*


Oscar B. Marienthal


Prairie influenced, Prairie School

Historical Summary:

Architect sources include AMERICAN CONTRACTOR 36 (1 May 1915): 58; CONSTRUCTION NEWS 39 (8 May 1915): 10; THE ECONOMIST 53 (15 May 1915): 896.

Significant Owner(s):

Nathan Shure


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-story single-family residence in the Prairie School style built in 1915. The building is square in plan. The structural system is masonry. The foundation is poured concrete. Exterior walls are original brick. The building has a hip roof clad in original clay tiles and one eyebrow dormer. There is one side right, side slope, brick chimney and one side left, straddle ridge, brick chimney. Windows are replacement aluminum clad wood, Geometric pattern-light casements. Also double-hung windows with geometric pattern-over-one. There is a single-story platform/stoop. Decorative door surround.

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

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