600 N Kenilworth Ave Oak Park, Illinois USA

Ernest Hemingway Boyhood Home

Construction date: documented 1906*

Current name:

Dr. Clarence and Grace Hemingway House

Architect:

Grace Hall Hemingway / Henry G. Fiddelke

Builder:

Harper and Butendorff

Style:

Foursquare, Prairie School

Historical Summary:

See attached research report from the 2016 Wright Plus house walk sponsored by the Frank Lloyd Wright Trust.

Significant Owner(s):

Dr. Clarence and Grace Hemingway

 

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 2.5-story single-family residence in the Prairie School style built in 1906. The structural system is frame/stucco. Exterior walls are original stucco. Horizontal wood banding and trim. The building has a hip roof clad in replacement asphalt shingles with deep and Six gabled with flared eaves dormers. There is one center, straddle ridge, brick chimney. Windows are original wood, Diamond pane-light casements. Also 1/1, 6/1 and 8/1 wood double-hung windows, and fixed picture windows. There is a single-story, full-width open porch characterized by a hip roof clad in asphalt shingles with square stuccoed posts on side walls stuccoed piers. Side entry to porch from Iowa Street.

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

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