308 N Oak Park Ave Oak Park, Illinois USA

Rutherford-Dodge House

Construction date: approximate 1877*


Italianate, Italianate.

Double door entry doors are original; paired eave brackets at the roofline

Historical Summary:

See attached Historic Landmark nomination report

Significant Owner(s):

Thomas Rutherford / Roger and Francis Dodge


Status of Historic Designation:

Designated at National level : Frank Lloyd Wright-Prairie School of Architecture
Designated at Local level : Oak Park Historic Landmark, 2011

Rating or Rank:


Evaluation of Potential Eligibility:

Potentially eligible as a contributing resource

Architectural Description:

This is a 2-story single-family residence in the Italianate style built ca. 1877. The structural system is frame. The foundation is stone. Exterior walls are original wood clapboard. Decorative wood frieze bands and window hoods. The building has a low hip roof clad in replacement asphalt shingles with flared eaves and paired brackets. Two flat roofs, one with contemporary railings. There is one side left, side slope, brick chimney and one rear, side slope, brick chimney. Windows are original wood, 2/2 double-hung sashes. Decorative wood window hoods and wood window surrounds. There is a single-story, full-width open porch characterized by a hip-and-gable roof clad in asphalt shingles with round wood posts. Columned open porch with gable roof and dentils. Paired entry doors with transom window above. There is a 1 and 2-story, side, frame addition. Additions and front porch attributed to Eben E. Roberts.

* Date source: Title Search - Cook County Recorder of Deeds

Description generated by RuskinARC.