312 N Kenilworth Ave Oak Park, Illinois USA

Walter Gale House no. 2

Construction date: documented 1905*


Handy and Cady


Charles E. Zweiberg


Side gable, Colonial Revival

Significant Owner(s):

Walter H. Gale


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 Colonial Revival style built in 1905. The structural system is frame. The foundation is brick. Exterior walls are original wood clapboard. Large square wood corner pilasters topped by Ionic crown. The building has a side gable roof clad in replacement asphalt shingles and dentils and three gabled dormers. There is one rear, rear slope, brick chimney. Windows are original wood, 6/1 double-hung sashes. 3-over-1 double-hung windows in dormers. There is a single-story, single-bay central open porch characterized by a gabled roof clad in asphalt shingles with ionic wood posts. Porch has brick supports. There is a single-story, rear, frame addition.

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

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