242 S Kenilworth Ave Oak Park, Illinois USA

242 S Kenilworth Ave

Construction date: approximate 1890*


Queen Anne

Historical Summary:

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


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 structural system is frame. The foundation is stone. Exterior walls are replacement vinyl siding and vinyl shingles. Vinyl shingles used for gablefronts, while vinyl siding is used for the rest of the house. The building has a gable roof clad in replacement asphalt shingles and two gabled dormers. There is one side right, straddle ridge, brick chimney. Windows are replacement aluminum, 1/1 sash. There is a single-story, single-bay portico characterized by a shed with gable roof clad in asphalt shingles with turned wood posts on square wood piers. Existing porch and back deck were built in 2001.

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

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