620 Gunderson Ave Oak Park, Illinois USA

William E. Hildinger House

Construction date: documented 1909*


Frank O. DeMoney


S. T. Gunderson & Sons


S. T. Gunderson & Sons


Gable front, Queen Anne

Historical Summary:

William E. Hildinger is listed as the first owner of this Gunderson home. Hildinger worked at Sears and Roebucks. (Oct 8, 1910. Oak Leaves)

Significant Owner(s):

William E. Hildinger


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 2.5-story single-family residence in the Queen Anne style built in 1909. The structural system is box frame. The foundation is stone. Exterior walls are modern vinyl siding and modern vinyl shingles. Vinyl siding was installed in 2002 over the original siding and a previously installed asbestos siding. The building has a gable roof clad in replacement asphalt shingles with flared eaves. There is one side right, straddle ridge, brick chimney. Windows are replacement vinyl, 1/1 double-hung sashes. The first storey has an opalescent window with a floral pattern. The fireplace windows on the south are opalescent with floral patterns. There is a bay on the first floor. There is a single-story, full-width open porch characterized by a gabled roof clad in composition shingles with square wood posts. Porch was formerly enclosed and was reopened in 2002.

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

Description generated by RuskinARC.