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134 South Park Avenue - Private Residence
The building is located on a curvilinear street, on top of a slight rise on a wide lot in the historic Robbins Park subdivision. The two and one-half story wood frame and wood clad building was constructed in c. 1904 in the Colonial Revival style and was designated as a landmark on October 1, 2002. It retains nearly all of its original elements.
The Colonial Revival structure has numerous high style features including a hip roof, rectangular floor plan and multilight double-hung windows with art glass inserts. The front entrance is elliptically-arched and has a molded surround with a central keystone. A large semi-circular three-season side porch is located on the south side of the building. The porch has a flat roof deck and turned wood balustrades. Very prominent on the exterior are the front entrance portico and the rear porte cochere. The portico has ionic columns and fluted piers and is supported with a graceful dentiled entablature and curved pediment with dentils. Fluted Tuscan columns are located along the outside edge of the side porch. Beautiful art glass is found in several areas, including the front entrance doors and transom, the tall Palladian window above the rear porte cochere, and the semicircular-arched window in the dining room. The building blends the massing of the Colonial Revival style with the picturesque details of the Queen Anne style.
c. 1912 - photograph courtesy of Hinsdale Historical Society.
Please contact the Village Planner at (630) 789-7030 with any questions and for assistance in designating your home as a landmark.