741 Woodbine Ave Oak Park, Illinois USA

741 Woodbine Ave

Construction date: documented 1922*


Ernest Braucher


Benson Construction Company


Foursquare, Prairie.

741 Woodbine Ave is an American Foursquare house with Prairie style influences.

Historical Summary:

741 Woodbine Ave was designed by architect Ernest Braucher and built in 1922 by Benson Construction Company for original owner F.B. McClun.


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 Prairie style built in 1922. The structural system is frame. Exterior walls are stucco. The building has a hip roof clad in asphalt shingles with deep and one hip-roofed dormer. There is one offset left, side slope, brick chimney. Windows are , 1/1 sash. A number of the windows have been replaced with windows of alternate operation and glass patterns. This includes a modern picture window on the front elevation and 6/6 light, sash windows in a bay on the left elevation. There is a single-story, full-span enclosed porch characterized by a gabled roof clad in asphalt shingles with rectangular stuccoed posts. The entry is located at the right end of the front elevation of the enclosed front porch. It is met by a set of non-historic wood stairs with wood railings.

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

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