647 Linden Ave Oak Park, Illinois USA

Charles S. Castle House

Construction date: documented 1924*

Architect:

Frederick Schock

Builder:

John Lind

Style:

Italian Renaissance Revival

Historical Summary:

See attached Historic Landmark nomination report

Significant Owner(s):

Charles S. Castle

 

Status of Historic Designation:

Designated at National level : Frank Lloyd Wright-Prairie School of Architecture, 1973
Designated at Local level : Historic Landmark 2010, Frank Lloyd Wright-Prairie School District 1972

Rating or Rank:

Contributing

Evaluation of Potential Eligibility:

Potentially eligible as a contributing resource

Architectural Description:

This is a 2.5-story single-family residence in the Italian Renaissance Revival style built in 1924. The structural system is masonry. The foundation is poured concrete. Exterior walls are original brick. Limestone trim. The building has a hip roof clad in original clay tiles with parapet walls and crenellated. South and west wings with flat roofs and crenellated parapets create the look of a castle. There is one side left, side slope, brick chimney. Windows are original wood, 1/1 double-hung sashes. Also casements and French doors with decorative muntin pattern. There is a single-bay central veranda.

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

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