426 Forest Ave Oak Park, Illinois USA

Andrew Redmond House no. 1

Construction date: documented 1897*


Eben E. Roberts


Gable front, Queen Anne

Significant Owner(s):

Andrew Jackson Redmond


Status of Historic Designation:

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

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 in 1897. The building is rectangular in plan. The structural system is frame. The foundation is stone. Exterior walls are original wood clapboard. Decorative arched sunburst patterns in gables. Exterior siding restored in 2016-2017. The building has a hip and gable roof clad in replacement asphalt shingles and brackets and dentils. Three large gables with full eave returns. There is one rear, rear slope, brick chimney. Windows are historic wood, 1/1 double-hung sashes. Art glass transom windows on first floor. There is a single-story, full-width open porch characterized by a flat roof with triple ionic wood posts on square stone piers. Wood door with full glazing.

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

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