314 S Cuyler Ave Oak Park, Illinois USA

314 S Cuyler Ave

Construction date: documented 1923*


William Harlev Jr.


Lucas Kranze & Co


Foursquare, Craftsman, Prairie School.

American Foursquare Craftsman and Prairie School house.

Historical Summary:

The building is a Contributing Resource in the historic district. The house was constructed in 1923 by Lucas Kranze & Co and designed by William Harlev Jr. for owner Valentine M. Hermann.

Significant Owner(s):

Valentine M. Hermann


Status of Historic Designation:

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

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Architectural Description:

This is a 2-story single-family residence in the Craftsman style with Prairie School influences built in 1923. The building is irregular in plan. The structural system is masonry. Exterior walls are original brick. The building has a hip roof clad in replacement asphalt shingles with wide and brackets and three hip-roofed and gabled dormers. There is one side left, exterior, brick chimney. Windows are original wood, 3/1 casements. Original windows are set back from new windows. There is a single-story, three-quarter enclosed porch characterized by a gable with flat eaves roof clad in asphalt shingles with square brick posts. Entry is covered by an awning supported by brick pillars on the right side of the house.

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

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