734 Woodbine Ave Oak Park, Illinois USA

734 Woodbine Ave

Construction date: documented 1904*

Builder:

Sias & Grenfell

Style:

Prairie

Historical Summary:

734 Woodbine Ave was built in 1904 by Sias & Grenfell for original owner E.H. Pitkin. It is one of several buildings on this block of Woodbine built by Sias & Grenfell.

Significant Owner(s):

E.H. Pitkin

 

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 1904. 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. The eaves angle down from the house with no visible horizontal soffit. There is one side right, exterior, brick chimney and one offset left, rear slope, brick chimney. Windows are , 1-light casements. Three casement windows and two narrow, 1/1 sash windows feature prominently across the second floor of the front façade. The casements, in particular the tripartite casement and the bay with no central window, appear to be characteristic of the builder and are found on several other similar buildings on the same block. There is a single-story, full-span partially enclosed characterized by a hip roof clad in asphalt shingles with rectangular stuccoed posts. The full-width front porch is enclosed on the right half and open on the left. The front entry is located within the open half of the front porch.

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

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