200 S East Ave Oak Park, Illinois USA

Walter S. Gerts House

Construction date: documented 1897*


Frank D. Thompson


Queen anne, Queen Anne, Prairie School

Historical Summary:

Designated an Oak Park Historic Landmark on October 6, 2014. See attached report.

Significant Owner(s):

Walter S. Gerts


Status of Historic Designation:

Designated at National level : Ridgeland/Oak Park Historic District 1983
Designated at Local level : Oak Park Historic Landmark, October 6, 2014

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 with Prairie School influences built in 1897. The building is rectangular in plan. The structural system is frame. The foundation is stone. Exterior walls are original wood clapboard and original wood shingles. The building has a high hip roof clad in replacement asphalt shingles and four hip-roofed dormers. There is one center, straddle ridge, brick chimney. Windows are original wood, 1/1 double-hung sashes. There is a single-story, full-width open porch characterized by a hip roof clad in asphalt shingles with square wood posts.

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

Description generated by RuskinARC.