244 Forest Ave Oak Park, Illinois USA

244 Forest Ave

Construction date: approximate 1880*


Colonial Revival

Historical Summary:

Exterior altered in 1941 and again in 2009


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 Colonial Revival style built ca. 1880. The structural system is frame. Exterior walls are historic wood clapboard. The building has a hip roof clad in replacement asphalt shingles. North side two-story bay with gabled roof. There is one side right, exterior, brick chimney. Windows are historic wood, 2/2 double-hung sashes. Also aluminum-clad wood windows on first floor. There is a single-story, single-bay open porch characterized by a hip roof clad in asphalt shingles with square wood posts. Porch floor is slightly raised from grade. Paired entry doors with transom window above. There is a two-story, rear, frame addition. Designed by architect Rosanne McGrath.

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

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