640 Woodbine Ave Oak Park, Illinois USA

640 Woodbine Ave

Construction date: approximate 1900*


Foursquare, Queen Anne.

While the massing and full-width porch suggest the American Foursquare form, 640 N Grove Ave features a two-story bay window with partial conical roof suggestive of the turrets popular in the Queen Anne style.

Historical Summary:

640 Woodbine Ave is an American Foursquare house that was built ca. 1900.


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 Queen Anne style built ca. 1900. The building is irregular in plan. The structural system is frame. Exterior walls are synthetic board siding. The building has a gabled with a turret roof clad in asphalt shingles with deep and one hip-roofed dormer. There is one front slope, brick chimney. Windows are replacement, 1/1 sash. The windows appear to be either vinyl or aluminum in material. It also appears that the siding may have been placed over the historic window frames. There is a single-story, full-span porch characterized by a hip roof with rectangular vinyl-clad posts. The front door is located at the left end of the front façade, within the front porch.

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

Description generated by RuskinARC.