819 Woodbine Ave Oak Park, Illinois USA

819 Woodbine Ave

Construction date: documented 1905*


J. H. Meyer


J. H. Meyer


Gable front, Vernacular.

The vernacular house has elements of Greek Revival style including the front-facing gable and eave returns as well as the Queen Anne style in the shingling on the gable end. It is unknown if the shingling is original to the house.

Historical Summary:

819 Woodbine Ave was built by owner/builder J. H. Meyer in 1905. A frame garage was built in 1920. Alterations to the rear and front porches were made in 1923 and a fireplace was installed in 1981.

Significant Owner(s):

J. H. Meyer


Status of Historic Designation:

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

Architectural Description:

This is a 2-story single-family residence in the Vernacular style built in 1905. The structural system is frame. Exterior walls are wood siding and wood shingles. Decorative wood shingles are found on the front-facing gable end. The building has a gable front roof clad in asphalt shingles and one gabled dormer. There is one center, straddle ridge, brick chimney. Windows are , 1/1 sash. Multi-light, casement windows are found in the enclosed front porch. There is a single-story, full-span enclosed porch characterized by a mansard roof clad in asphalt shingles with rectangular stuccoed posts. The front door is located within the enclosed front porch. The access to the porch is from a concrete stoop at the left side.

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

Description generated by RuskinARC.