401 Forest Ave Oak Park, Illinois USA

Sampson and Clara Rogers House

Construction date: documented 1890*


Frank Ellis


Hip and gable, Queen Anne

Historical Summary:

401 Forest Ave (also 1004 Superior St)was designed in 1890 by Frank Ellis for original owners Sampson and Clara Rogers. Also previously listed as 401-403 Forest Ave.

Significant Owner(s):

Sampson and Clara Rogers


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 1890. 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. Bellcast turret in southeast corner. There is one side left, side slope, brick chimney. Windows are historic wood, 1/1 double-hung sashes. Also fixed/awning decorative wood windows in turret. There is a two-story, wrap-around open porch characterized by a hip roof clad in asphalt shingles with octagonal wood posts. One-story wrap-around porch with partial width two-story with third floor roof balcony.

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

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