614 Forest Ave Oak Park, Illinois USA

614 Forest Ave

Construction date: documented 1905*

Builder:

F. Meyer

Style:

Gable front, Queen Anne.

Gablefront Queen Anne house.

Historical Summary:

The building is a Contributing Resource in the historic district. The house was constructed by F. Meyer in 1905 for owner William Meilahu.

Significant Owner(s):

William Meilahu

 

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

Rating or Rank:

Contributing

Architectural Description:

This is a 2.5-story single-family residence in the Queen Anne style built in 1905. The structural system is frame. Exterior walls are original wood siding. The building has a gable roof clad in replacement asphalt shingles with box cornice. There is one center, straddle ridge, brick chimney and one center, straddle ridge, metal flue chimney. Windows are replacement vinyl, 1/1 sash. There is a single-story, corner wrap-around veranda characterized by a shed with gable roof clad in asphalt shingles with round wood posts on square wood piers.

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

Description generated by RuskinARC.