834 Woodbine Ave Oak Park, Illinois USA

834 Woodbine Ave

Construction date: documented 1955*


G. Van Gunten


Minimal Traditional, New Traditional Tudor.

834 Woodbine Ave was originally a one-story with characteristics of the Minimal Traditional style including its one-story size, limited architectural detail, and low-angle hip roof. The second floor addition, built in 2003, is reflective of the New Traditional Tudor style, in particular due to the stucco, half-timbering, and gabled roof.

Historical Summary:

834 Woodbine Ave was designed by G. Van Gunten and built in 1955 for original owner William Hoshell. In 2003, a second story was added by Airoom for owner Donald Vogel. As the building was built outside the period of significance, it is considered a non-contributing building within the Frank Lloyd Wright-Prairie School of Architecture Historic District.

Significant Owner(s):

William Hoshell


Status of Historic Designation:

Not currently designated at national, state, or local level

Architectural Description:

This is a 2-story single-family residence in the Minimal Traditional style with New Traditional Tudor influences built in 1955. The structural system is frame. Exterior walls are brick and stucco and wood half-timbering. The building has a gable roof clad in asphalt shingles. There is one side left, exterior, brick chimney. There is a single-story, partial-width open porch characterized by an integrated (under the main) roof. The porch is concrete and features a metal railing. It is located on the left side of the front elevation, is slightly recessed, and is sheltered by the main roof of the house. The entry is located on the front porch, slightly recessed and at the left side of the front elevation.

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

Description generated by RuskinARC.