819 S Ridgeland Ave Oak Park, Illinois USA

819 S Ridgeland Ave

Construction date: documented 1907*


Frank O. DeMoney


S. T. Gunderson & Sons


S. T. Gunderson & Sons


Foursquare, Craftsman

Historical Summary:

819 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 1907.


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, 3-bay single-family residence in the Craftsman style built in 1907. The structural system is box frame. The foundation is stone. Exterior walls are modern vinyl siding. House used to have clapboard on first floor and wood shingles on second. May have been sided over. The building has a high hip roof clad in replacement asphalt shingles with flared eaves and three gabled dormers. Front, north and south-facing gabled pedimented dormers. There is rear, round metal flue. Windows are wood, 3/1 double-hung sashes. Top front dormer window originally was multi-pane, but was replaced with new single pane windows. First floor has multi-pane picture window in bay. Small multi pane picture window near front entrance. There is a single-story, full-width open porch characterized by a hip roof clad in asphalt shingles with round wood posts. Current porch was added sometime after 1997. There is an addition.

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

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