539 Woodbine Ave Oak Park, Illinois USA

539 Woodbine Ave

Construction date: approximate 1900*


Queen Anne.

The house is in the Queen Anne style. The front porch features characteristics of the Prairie style, including square balusters and squared off handrails.

Historical Summary:

539 Woodbine Ave was built ca. 1900 (likely 1895-1902). It is in the Queen Anne style and features a porch with Prairie style elements. Based on Sanborn maps, the rear portion of the house was originally one story. A second floor sleeping porch (now sunroom) was added by 1947. Due to the popularity of sleeping porches at the time, it was likely added in the 1920s.


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

Architectural Description:

This is a 2-story single-family residence in the Queen Anne style built ca. 1900. The building is irregular in plan. The structural system is frame. Exterior walls are wood siding. The building has a gable roof clad in asphalt shingles. There is one rear, rear slope, brick chimney. Windows are , 1/1 double-hung sashes. There is a single-story, full-span open porch characterized by a shed roof clad in asphalt shingles with square wood posts on rectangular wood piers. The front door is located slightly right of center within the front porch.

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

Description generated by RuskinARC.