643 Fair Oaks Ave Oak Park, Illinois USA

Vernon Watson House

Construction date: documented 1904*

Architect:

Vernon Watson

Builder:

William Soderstrom

Style:

Prairie School

Significant Owner(s):

Vernon Watson

 

Status of Historic Designation:

Designated at National level : Frank Lloyd Wright-Prairie School of Architecture Historic District 1973
Designated at Local level : Frank Lloyd Wright-Prairie School of Architecture Historic District 1972

Rating or Rank:

Contributing

Evaluation of Potential Eligibility:

Potentially eligible as a contributing resource

Architectural Description:

This is a 2-story single-family residence in the Prairie School style built in 1904. The structural system is frame/stucco. Exterior walls are original wood clapboard and original stucco. Wide board siding at base, narrow clapboard on main body of house, and stucco at second floor window level. The building has a hip roof clad in replacement asphalt shingles. There is one side right, exterior, brick chimney. Windows are original stained glass, Geometric pattern-light casements. There is a single-story, single-bay enclosed porch characterized by a flat with parapet roof. Side entry porch.

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

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