700 N Kenilworth Ave Oak Park, Illinois USA

700 N Kenilworth Ave

Construction date: documented 1923*


Wolf, Sexton, Harper & Trueax


John Schilthouse


Gable front, Colonial Revival.

Gablefront Colonial Revival house.

Historical Summary:

The building is a Contributing Resource in the historic district. The house was designed by Wolf, Sexton, Harper & Trueax and constructed in 1923 by and for John Schilthouse.

Significant Owner(s):

John Schilthouse


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:


Architectural Description:

This is a 2.5-story single-family residence in the Colonial Revival style built in 1923. The structural system is masonry. The foundation is concrete. Exterior walls are original brick. The building has a gable roof clad in terra-cotta tiles. There is one front, exterior, brick chimney. Windows are replacement aluminum, 1/1 sash. There is a single-story, single-bay central enclosed portico characterized by a gabled roof clad in terra-cotta tiles with round wood posts. Front door to house is actually on Augusta St, and is a central enclosed portico. The front of the house per it's assigned address faces N Kenilworth with an enclosed first floor, open deck second floor porch.

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

Description generated by RuskinARC.