429-431 Forest Ave Oak Park, Illinois USA

Christopher McHugh House

Construction date: documented 1891*


Cross gable, Queen Anne

Historical Summary:

Also listed as 429 Forest Ave.

Significant Owner(s):

Christopher McHugh


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 multi-family residence in the Queen Anne style built in 1891. The building is l in plan. The structural system is frame/stucco. Exterior walls are historic stucco. Stucco cladding likely added in early 20th century over wood clapboard. The building has a cross gable roof clad in replacement asphalt shingles. There is one side left, side slope, brick chimney. Windows are historic wood, 1/1 double-hung sashes. Also picture windows with transoms above; wood casement windows on addition with geometric patterns. There is a platform/stoop. Pedimented canopy with dentils above entry. There is a two-story, front and side, frame/stucco addition. Residential.

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

Description generated by RuskinARC.