209 Forest Ave Oak Park, Illinois USA

James T. Hayden House

Construction date: documented 1893*


William K. Johnston


Cross gable, Queen Anne

Significant Owner(s):

James T. Hayden


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:

Individually eligible
Potentially eligible as a contributing resource

Architectural Description:

This is a 2.5-story single-family residence in the Queen Anne style built in 1893. The structural system is frame. The foundation is stone. Exterior walls are original wood clapboard and original wood shingles. Wood siding/shingle repair and replacement in 2008. The building has a hip and cross gables roof clad in replacement asphalt shingles and brackets. Large gables with flared eaves, 3-story corner turret with conical roof. There is one side left, side slope, brick chimney. Windows are original wood, Geometric pattern/1 double-hung sashes. Also 1-over-1 wood double-hungs on first floor and casement windows in gables and turret. There is a single-story, wrap-around partially enclosed characterized by a hip roof clad in asphalt shingles with round wood posts on square stone piers. Porch restoration in 2007. Lower porch piers flanking stairs are stone and the remaining are wood.

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

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