238 S Kenilworth Ave Oak Park, Illinois USA

238 S Kenilworth Ave

Construction date: approximate 1890*


Queen Anne.

Queen Anne house.

Historical Summary:

The building is a Contributing Resource in the historic district. The house was constructed circa 1890.


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 2.5-story single-family residence in the Queen Anne style built ca. 1890. The building is irregular in plan. The structural system is frame. Exterior walls are original wood siding and wood shingles. Wood shingles used for gablefronts, while wood siding is used for the rest of the house. The building has a hip with center gable roof clad in replacement asphalt shingles and two gabled dormers. There is one offset right, straddle ridge, brick chimney. Windows are replacement vinyl, 1/1 sash. There is a single-story, corner wrap-around veranda characterized by a shed roof clad in asphalt shingles with square wood posts on square wood piers. Existing porch constructed in 2011 (original much smaller according to 1895 Sanborn map).

* Date source: 1895 Sanborn Map

Description generated by RuskinARC.