245 N Kenilworth Ave Oak Park, Illinois USA

John Rankin House

Construction date: documented 1891*


Patton and Fisher


Hip and gable, Queen Anne

Significant Owner(s):

John Rankin


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 1891. The building is rectangular in plan. 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 and Six multiple dormers. Three gabled dormers with rounded side walls and three round-arched dormers on turret. There are one side right, side slope, brick chimney and two straddle ridge, brick chimneys. All three chimneys have decorative brickwork at top. Windows are original wood, 1/1 double-hung sashes. There is a single-story, partial-width open porch characterized by a hip-and-gable roof clad in asphalt shingles with square wood posts.

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

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