531 S Ridgeland Ave Oak Park, Illinois USA

Thomas E. McQuade House

Construction date: documented 1910*


Frank O. DeMoney


S. T. Gunderson & Sons


S. T. Gunderson & Sons


Foursquare, Queen Anne.

Second floor bay on front. First floor bay with hip roof on south. Stairway bay under eaves on second floor north.

Historical Summary:

531 S Ridgeland Ave (originally S 64th Ave) is a contributing building within the Gunderson Historic District. It was designed by Frank O. DeMoney and built by developer S. T. Gunderson & Sons in 1910. Thomas E. McQuade, who worked for the C.R.I. & P. Railway, was the first owner of this house. (Source: October 8, 1910 Oak Leaves)

Significant Owner(s):

Thomas E. McQuade


Status of Historic Designation:

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

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Architectural Description:

This is a 2.5-story single-family residence in the Queen Anne style built in 1910. The structural system is frame. The foundation is stone. Exterior walls are modern vinyl siding. Vinyl siding installed over rolled asphalt siding after 2005. The building has a high front gable roof clad in replacement asphalt shingles with flared eaves and two gabled dormers. North and south-facing gabled dormers with flared eaves. There is one rear, straddle ridge, brick chimney. Windows are replacement vinyl, Prairie Grid/1 double-hung sashes. Replacement windows installed after 2005. There is a single-story, full-width enclosed porch characterized by a gabled roof clad in asphalt shingles with square vinyl-clad posts.

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

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