639 S Elmwood Ave Oak Park, Illinois USA

O. H. Jones House

Construction date: documented 1920*


Roy Hotchkiss


R. D. Pugh


Bungalow, Craftsman

Historical Summary:

Roy Hotchkiss was an apprentice in E. E. Roberts' studio before opening his own office. He also designed the Medical Arts Building at 715 Lake Street. Oral history with long-time resident Peg Zak indicates that the brick left over from the original construction of this home may have been used to build the bungalow at 711 S. East, which was constructed in 1923 by R. D. Pugh for owner John Jones.

Significant Owner(s):

O. H. Jones


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:


Evaluation of Potential Eligibility:

Potentially eligible as a contributing resource

Architectural Description:

This is a 1.5-story single-family residence in the Craftsman style built in 1920. The structural system is masonry. The foundation is brick. Exterior walls are original brick and original stucco. Wood and limestone trim and decorative details. The building has a cross gable roof clad in original slate and three gabled dormers. Large front, north and south-facing clipped gables. There is one side left, exterior, brick chimney. Limestone cap and decorative details. Windows are original wood, 8-light casements. There is a single-story, three-quarter recessed porch characterized by a gabled roof clad in slate with square brick posts. Front porch is recessed under main roof front-facing gable.

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

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