446 Jackson Blvd Oak Park, Illinois USA

William A. Beville House

Construction date: documented 1911*


Frank O. DeMoney


S. T. Gunderson & Sons


S. T. Gunderson & Sons


Foursquare, Queen Anne, Prairie School

Historical Summary:

William A. Beville is listed as the first owner of this Gunderson home. Beville worked at Crane Co. (Oak Leaves. Aug 3, 1912)

Significant Owner(s):

William A. Beville


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, 3-bay single-family residence in the Queen Anne style with Prairie School influences built in 1911. The structural system is box frame. The foundation is undetermined. Exterior walls are original stucco. The building has a high hip roof clad in replacement asphalt shingles with box cornice and three hip-roofed dormers. Each dormer has 3 windows. There is one offset right, exterior, brick chimney. Windows are historic wood, 3/1 double-hung sashes. The front facade has double bays on the second floor and a single bay on the side of the first floor. Also new wood 3-over-1 porch windows. There is a single-story, full-width enclosed porch characterized by a hip roof clad in composition shingles with square stuccoed posts. There is a side open porch that acts as the main entrance. The entry porch has two iron filigree columns supporting a hip roof with cement steps and iron railings.

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

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