536 Forest Ave Oak Park, Illinois USA

536 Forest Ave

Construction date: documented 1882*


Neo-Classical, Colonial Revival

Historical Summary:

Siding was redone on front portion of house in 2002. Also a garage was added in 1924.


Status of Historic Designation:

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

Rating or Rank:


Evaluation of Potential Eligibility:

Potentially eligible as a contributing resource

Architectural Description:

This is a 3-story single-family residence in the Neo-Classical style with Colonial Revival influences built in 1882. The structural system is frame. Exterior walls are original wood siding and replacement wood shingles. The building has a gambrel roof clad in replacement asphalt shingles and Six gabled dormers. There is one side right, rear slope, brick chimney. Windows are original wood, 1/1 sash. There is a single-story, side wing partially enclosed characterized by a flat roof clad in asphalt shingles with classical round columns with ionic capitals wood posts. There are two porches. One is at the front of the house which has no stairs down to the street. The other is the Primary Entryway which is on the side of the house next to the driveway. Primary Entryway is on the right side of the house next to the driveway and has stairs leading onto a small porch and a wooden door leading into the house perpendicular to the stairs.

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

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