2 Elizabeth Ct Oak Park, Illinois USA

Simon and Elizabeth Humphrey House No. 1

Construction date: documented 1873*

Style:

Dutch colonial revival, Dutch Colonial Revival

Historical Summary:

The parcel of land now occupied by 2 and 4 Elizabeth Court was purchased by Simon and Elizabeth Humphrey in 1881. The Humphreys lived first at this address, then built and moved into 4 Elizabeth Court ca. 1887. 2 Elizabeth Court was sold to the Hollisters in 1886. The second floor was added in 1937.

Significant Owner(s):

Reverend S. J. Humphrey

 

Status of Historic Designation:

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

Rating or Rank:

Contributing

Evaluation of Potential Eligibility:

Potentially eligible as a contributing resource

Architectural Description:

This is a 2-story single-family residence in the Dutch Colonial Revival style built in 1873. The structural system is box frame. The foundation is stone. Exterior walls are board and batten. The building has a gambrel roof clad in replacement asphalt shingles. Windows are double-hung sashes.

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

Description generated by RuskinARC.