723 Woodbine Ave Oak Park, Illinois USA

723 Woodbine Ave

Construction date: documented 1920*

Builder:

William Ahlswede

Developer:

William Ahlswede

Style:

Foursquare, Prairie.

723 Woodbine Ave features characteristics commonly found in the Prairie style including deep eaves, a Foursquare form, and double-hung sash windows with a Prairie style grid on the top sash.

Historical Summary:

723 Woodbine Ave was built in 1920 by owner/builder William Ahlswede.

Significant Owner(s):

William Ahlswede

 

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 1920. The structural system is frame. Exterior walls are stucco. The building has a hip roof clad in asphalt shingles with deep and one arched dormer. The front dormer has a unique roof shape featuring a general low-angle hip roof and a half-circle arch at the center. There is one center, straddle ridge, brick chimney. Windows are , 6/1 double-hung sashes. The windows feature a Prairie style grid on the top sash. There is a single-story, full-span partially enclosed characterized by a hip roof clad in asphalt shingles with rectangular stuccoed posts. The right two thirds of the porch is enclosed and the left third is open. The front door is located within the left, open portion of the porch. It is met by a set of stairs that are within the footprint of the porch and covered by the porch roof.

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

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