638 S Elmwood Ave Oak Park, Illinois USA

Sylvanus H. Wooten House

Construction date: documented 1910*

Architect:

Frank O. DeMoney

Builder:

S. T. Gunderson & Sons

Developer:

S. T. Gunderson & Sons

Style:

Foursquare, Prairie School, Queen Anne

Historical Summary:

Sylvanus H. Wooten is listed as the first owner of the house (source: Oak Leaves, October 8, 1910). Wooten was a dry goods merchant.

Significant Owner(s):

Sylvanus H. Wooten

 

Status of Historic Designation:

Designated at National level : Gunderson National Register Historic District 2002
Designated at Local level : Gunderson Historic District 2002

Rating or Rank:

Contributing

Evaluation of Potential Eligibility:

Potentially eligible as a contributing resource

Architectural Description:

This is a 2.5-story single-family residence in the Prairie School style with Queen Anne influences built in 1910. The structural system is frame. The foundation is stone. Exterior walls are original wood siding. The building has a high hip roof clad in replacement asphalt shingles and three hip-roofed dormers. Front, north and south-facing hip-roofed dormers. There is one rear, rear slope, brick 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 wood siding-clad posts.

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

Description generated by RuskinARC.