845 S Kenilworth Ave Oak Park, Illinois USA

845 S Kenilworth Ave

Construction date: approximate 1910


Thomas H. Hulbert


Foursquare, Craftsman

Historical Summary:

845 S Kenilworth Ave was likely built ca. 1910 by developer Thomas H. Hulbert. Although the original permit is not on file, the house matches other Hulbert house designs. It is part of a subdivision built by Hulbert that features large houses primarily American Foursquares in form but including a variety of styles such as Queen Anne, Classical Revival, Colonial Revival, Turdor Revival, Mission Revival, and Craftsman. The Hulbert Subdivision was constructed as a new suburban neighborhood which catered to the growing middle class at the turn of the Twentieth Century. It was designed to provide affordable opportunities for homeownership in an attractive and safe environment with easy access to downtown Chicago. Transportation to Chicago was a major theme in Hulbert's advertisements and Hulbert even constructed a new Metropolitan elevated state at Oak Park Ave to serve the neighborhood.

Significant Owner(s):

Thomas H. Hulbert


Status of Historic Designation:

Not currently designated at national, state, or local level

Evaluation of Potential Eligibility:

Potentially eligible as a contributing resource

Architectural Description:

This is a 2.5-story single-family residence in the Craftsman style built ca. 1910. The structural system is frame. The foundation is poured concrete. Exterior walls are replacement asbestos and stucco. The building has a high front gable roof clad in replacement asphalt shingles with box cornice. There is one offset left, side slope, brick chimney. Windows are original wood, 1/1 double-hung sashes. Aluminum storm windows. There is a single-story, full-span enclosed porch characterized by a hip roof clad in asphalt shingles with square asphalt-clad posts.

Description generated by RuskinARC.