838 N East Ave Oak Park, Illinois USA

838 N East Ave

Construction date: documented 1916*


Samuel E. Bird


A. Peterson


Colonial revival, Colonial Revival, Prairie School

Significant Owner(s):

Samuel Bird


Status of Historic Designation:

Designated at National level : Frank Lloyd Wright-Prairie School of Architecture, 1973
Designated at Local level : Frank Lloyd Wright-Prairie School of Architecture, 1972

Rating or Rank:


Evaluation of Potential Eligibility:

Potentially eligible as a contributing resource

Architectural Description:

This is a 2-story single-family residence in the Colonial Revival style with Prairie School influences built in 1916. The building is rectangular in plan. The structural system is box frame. The foundation is poured concrete. Exterior walls are replacement wood siding. New wood siding to match original installed in 2013. The building has a hip roof clad in replacement asphalt shingles and three shed-roofed dormers. There is one offset right, exterior, brick chimney. Windows are replacement, 5/1 double-hung sashes. There is a single-story, partial-width platform/stoop characterized by an arched canopy with bracket supports roof.

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

Description generated by RuskinARC.