611 N Oak Park Ave Oak Park, Illinois USA

W. Thomas Residence

Construction date: approximate c. 1894*


Worthmann and Steinbach


Queen Anne

Historical Summary:

Listed in Hasbrouck-Sprague Survey. Previously noted as constructed in 1904, but house appears on 1895 Sanborn Fire Insurance map

Significant Owner(s):

William Thoms


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 2.5-story single-family residence in the Queen Anne style built ca. c. 1894. The structural system is masonry. The foundation is stone. Exterior walls are brick and stone. Cut limestone foundation, string courses, lintels and window surround at 2nd floor. Carved limestone oval window surround at 2nd floor. The building has a high hip roof. Conical roof with copper finial over round corner bay. Copper coping with copper rondel ornament above brick 3rd floor dormer. Windows are wood, 1/1 double-hung sashes. There is a single-story, partial-width open porch characterized by a flat roof with classical wood posts on rectangular stone piers. Porch roof has wood balustrade.

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

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