217 S Cuyler Ave Oak Park, Illinois USA

217 S Cuyler Ave

Construction date: earlier than 1921*


Gable front, Vernacular.

Vernacular gablefront house.

Historical Summary:

The building is a Contributing Resource in the historic district. The house was constructed sometime around or before 1921 for owner J. C. DeWolfe.

Significant Owner(s):

J. C. DeWolfe


Status of Historic Designation:

Designated at National level : Ridgeland-Oak Park Historic District
Designated at Local level : Ridgeland-Oak Park Historic District

Rating or Rank:


Architectural Description:

This is a 2-story single-family residence in the Vernacular style built before 1921. The building is rectangular in plan. The structural system is frame. Exterior walls are wood siding and wood shingles. Accent wood shingles are actually not individual shingles but larger pieces and decorative. The building has a gable roof clad in replacement asphalt shingles with wide and one gabled dormer. There is one offset right, side slope, brick chimney. Windows are replacement vinyl, 1-light fixed. Primary windows are large single-pane glass, with 1 over 1 sash windows to the right and left. Side porch windows are 2 over 2 and appear to be original. There is a single-story, full-width enclosed porch characterized by a gabled roof clad in asphalt shingles with square wood posts.

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

Description generated by RuskinARC.