4 Elizabeth Ct Oak Park, Illinois USA

Simon and Elizabeth Humphrey House No. 2

Construction date: approximate 1887*


Queen anne, Queen Anne

Historical Summary:

The Simon and Elizabeth Humphrey House No. 2 was likely built ca. 1887. The Humphreys purchased the parcel of land that now contains 2, 4, and 6 Elizabeth Court, as well as 250 Forest Avenue in 1872. They originally lived at 2 Elizabeth Court, which they sold in 1886 to the Hollisters and separately sold the property at Forest Avenue and Elizabeth Court to Paul Blatchford. A mortgage is recorded for the Humphreys at 4 Elizabeth Court in 1888, likely recorded well after the arrangement was made. (Source: Wright Plus researchers 2022, Cook County Recorders Office)

Significant Owner(s):

Simon and Elizabeth Humphrey


Status of Historic Designation:

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

Rating or Rank:


Evaluation of Potential Eligibility:

Potentially eligible as a contributing resource

Architectural Description:

This is a 3-story single-family residence in the Queen Anne style built ca. 1887. The structural system is frame. The foundation is stone. Exterior walls are historic wood siding and historic wood shingles. Diagonal wood siding on turret. Triangular shingles in front gable, fishscale shingles in east gable. The building has a hipped gable roof clad in replacement asphalt shingles. Front and east-facing gables, west-facing gabled dormer, hexagonal corner turret. There is one side left, side slope, brick chimney and one side right, side slope, brick chimney. Windows are historic wood, 1/1 double-hung sashes. Decorative wood molding around front gable window. There is a single-story, wrap-around open porch characterized by a flat roof with square wood posts. Porch wraps around east and rear facades. Side entry.

* Date source: Cook County Recorder's Office via research conduted by Wright Plus volunteers 2022

Description generated by RuskinARC.