516 N Oak Park Ave Oak Park, Illinois USA

Walter C. Hill House

Construction date: documented 1897*


Harvey L. Page



Historical Summary:

Included in Frances H. Steiner in "Victorian Oak Park" (Sigma Press, 1983).

Listed in Hasbrouck-Sprague Survey - it lists architect as G. G. Fiddelke.

Significant Owner(s):

Walter C. Hill


Status of Historic Designation:

Designated at National level : Frank Lloyd Wright-Prairie School of Architecture
Designated at Local level : Frank Lloyd Wright-Prairie School of Architecture

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 Neo-Classical style built in 1897. The structural system is balloon frame. The foundation is brick. Exterior walls are wood siding. The building has a hip roof clad in asphalt shingles. There is one offset right, brick chimney. Windows are original wood, 6/1 double-hung sashes. Operable shutters flank all windows. There is a two-story, three-quarter open porch characterized by a gabled roof clad in asphalt shingles with round wood posts. Classical Ionic column capitals on fluted two-story wood columns.

* Date source: Frank Lloyd Wright-Prairie School of Architecture Historic District Architectural Survey, Phil Thomason, 2007

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