400 Home Ave Oak Park, Illinois USA

Whipple House

Construction date: documented 1898*


Queen Anne.

Octagonal turret in northwest corner, 2-story bay windows, decorative frieze band

Significant Owner(s):

Arthur and Mabel Whipple


Status of Historic Designation:

Designated at National level : Ridgeland/Oak Park Historic District, 1983
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 1898. The structural system is frame. The foundation is stone. Exterior walls are original wood clapboard and original wood shingles. The building has a hip roof clad in replacement asphalt shingles and four hip-roofed and gabled dormers. There is one center, straddle ridge, brick chimney. Windows are historic wood, 1/1 double-hung sashes. One original diamond pane/1 double-hung remains on front second floor; diamond pane transom windows on north bay; vinyl basement windows installed in 2017. There is a single-story, partial-width open porch characterized by a hip roof clad in asphalt shingles with round wood posts.

* Date source: Historical Society of Oak Park & River Forest

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