203 Forest Ave Oak Park, Illinois USA

Orlando and Emily Blackmer House

Construction date: documented 1882*

Style:

Gable front, Queen Anne

 

Status of Historic Designation:

Designated at Local level : Frank Lloyd Wright-Prairie School of Architecture

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 Queen Anne style built in 1882. The structural system is frame. The foundation is stone. Exterior walls are original wood clapboard and original wood shingles. The building has a hip and gable roof clad in replacement asphalt shingles and brackets and one gabled dormer. Three-story gabled frame bay on south. There is one center, straddle ridge, brick chimney. Windows are historic wood, 1/1 double-hung sashes. Art glass transom windows. There is a single-story, wrap-around open porch characterized by a hip-and-gable roof clad in asphalt shingles with turned wood posts. There is a single-story, rear and south side, frame addition.

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

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