300 Forest Ave Oak Park, Illinois USA

Purcell-Yager House

Construction date: approximate 1893


Charles C. Miller


Queen anne, Queen Anne

Historical Summary:

The design is attributed to Charles C. Miller, though not documented. Charles E. White, Jr. added 1923 additions.

The house was designated an Oak Park Historic Landmark on May 5, 2014. See attached report.

Significant Owner(s):

Charles A. Purcell


Status of Historic Designation:

Designated at National level : Frank Lloyd Wright-Prairie School of Architecture
Designated at Local level : Oak Park Historic Landmark, May 5, 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 built ca. 1893. 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 Seven multiple dormers. Round corner turret, multiple hipped-roof and shed-roof dormers. There is one side right, side slope, brick chimney. Windows are original wood, 1/1 double-hung sashes. There is a single-story, wrap-around open porch characterized by a flat roof with triple wood posts. Porch was altered some time in the mid-20th century. There is a second floor, rear and south side, frame addition.

Description generated by RuskinARC.