726 Woodbine Ave Oak Park, Illinois USA

726 Woodbine Ave

Construction date: documented 1904*


Sias & Grenfel


Sias & Grenfel


Foursquare, Prairie.

726 Woodbine Ave has the deep eaves, stucco cladding, and Foursquare form commonly found in association with the Prairie style. It also features half-timbering on the front gable end, more typically found in the Tudor Revival style.

Historical Summary:

726 Woodbine Ave was built in 1904 by owner/builder Sias & Grenfel. It is one of multiple buildings built by Sias & Grenfel on the 700 block of Woodbine Ave.

Significant Owner(s):

Sias & Grenfel


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 and stucco and wood half-timbering. Wood half-timbering is found on the front-facing gable end. The building has a gable roof clad in asphalt shingles with deep and two hip-roofed dormers. There is one offset left, rear slope, brick chimney. Windows are wood, 1-light casements. The house features several sets of three casement windows, a typical element on Sias & Grenfel houses on the 700 block of Woodbine. Another element found on several nearby houses is the front bay with no central window and casements on either side. There is a single-story, full-span open porch characterized by a hip roof clad in asphalt shingles with rectangular stuccoed posts. The front door is located within the front porch, slightly left of center on the front façade. Wood stairs slightly left of center align with the door and provide access to the porch from the front walk. The stairs non-historic, wrought-iron railings.

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

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