329 Wisconsin Ave Oak Park, Illinois USA

H. B. Noyes House

Construction date: documented 1891


William J. Van Keuren


Queen anne, Queen Anne

Historical Summary:

This house is an essay in the Queen Anne style with highly decorative wood brackets ornamental balusters, and spindlework on the porches, gables, eaves, and turret. Often described as "exhuberant," Queen Anne designs are characterized by asymmetrical facades, complex plans, large wrap-around porches, projecting bays, highly deocrated front gables, and corner turrets. The interior has a carved oak staircase and beam ceiling in the living room. William Van Keuren, the architect, lived at 100 S. Cinton Ave and designed several other houses in the district (Ridgeland Revealed, p17).

Significant Owner(s):

H. B. Noyes


Status of Historic Designation:

Designated at National level : Frank Lloyd Wright-Prairie School of Architecture 1973
Designated at Local level : Ridgeland/Oak Park Historic District 1994

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 structural system is frame. The foundation is stone. Exterior walls are original wood clapboard. The building has a hip and gable roof clad in replacement asphalt shingles and brackets and dentils. Conical turret at southeast corner. There is one rear, rear slope, brick chimney. Windows are historic wood, 1/1 double-hung sashes. There is a single-story, wrap-around open porch characterized by a hip roof clad in asphalt shingles with turned wood posts. Paired doors with transom window. There is a dormer, side, frame addition.

Description generated by RuskinARC.