427 N Kenilworth Ave Oak Park, Illinois USA

Americus B. Melville House no. 2

Construction date: approximate 1870*


Cross gable, Tudor Revival

Historical Summary:

Americus B. Melville hired architect Eben E. Roberts to remodel the house in 1916.


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 Tudor Revival style built ca. 1870. The structural system is frame/stucco. Exterior walls are historic stucco. Original siding was likely wood clapboard. The building has a cross gable roof clad in replacement asphalt shingles. There is one front, exterior, brick chimney and one center, straddle ridge, brick chimney. Windows are historic wood, 10-light casements. There is a platform/stoop. Arched header over front entry.

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

Description generated by RuskinARC.