305 Forest Ave Oak Park, Illinois USA

Gordon Ripley House

Construction date: documented 1885*


Cross gable, Queen Anne

Significant Owner(s):

Gordon Ripley


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 2.5-story single-family residence in the Queen Anne style built in 1885. The structural system is frame. The foundation is stone. Exterior walls are original wood clapboard and original wood shingles. Decorative wood trim including stucco and half-timbering and medallions. The building has a cross gable roof clad in replacement asphalt shingles and decorative bargeboard. There is one side left, exterior, decorative brick chimney. Windows are original wood, 1/1 double-hung sashes. There is a single-story, partial-width open porch characterized by a gabled roof clad in asphalt shingles with turned wood posts.

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

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