201 Wesley Ave Oak Park, Illinois USA

201 Wesley Ave

Construction date: approximate 1888*


Gable front, Stick

Historical Summary:

House appears on the 1895 Sanborn Fire Insurance map


Status of Historic Designation:

Designated at National level : Ridgeland/Oak Park National Register District 1983
Designated at Local level : Ridgeland/Oak Park Historic District 1994

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 Stick style built ca. 1888. The structural system is frame. The foundation is stone. Exterior walls are original wood clapboard and original wood shingles. Decorative sunburst patterns, vertical boards, square cut shingles. The building has a hip and gable roof clad in replacement asphalt shingles and decorative bargeboard. Multiple gables. There is one center, straddle ridge, brick chimney and one rear, straddle ridge, brick chimney. Windows are historic wood, 1/1 double-hung sashes. Art glass windows. There is a single-story, wrap-around open porch characterized by a hip roof clad in asphalt shingles with turned wood posts. Brackets, molding. There is a 1 and 2-story, rear, frame addition.

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

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