231 Forest Ave Oak Park, Illinois USA

Edgar Cook House

Construction date: documented 1881*


Gable and wing, Italianate

Significant Owner(s):

Edgar Cook


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 Italianate style built in 1881. The building is t in plan. The structural system is frame. The foundation is stone. Exterior walls are original wood clapboard. The building has a cross gable roof clad in replacement asphalt shingles and decorative bargeboard. There is one side left, side slope, brick chimney. Windows are historic wood, 1/1 double-hung sashes. Some 2-over-1 on front. There is a single-story, partial-width partially enclosed characterized by a flat roof with doric wood posts. The porch is partially screened.

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

Description generated by RuskinARC.