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514 South Garfield Street - Private Residence


514 South Garfield Street-Private Residence

This house is a two story brick, stone and stucco single-family residence that was constructed in 1928 in the Tudor Revival style. Village Trustees designated the structure as an historic landmark on October 1, 2002. An addition was constructed in 1970 at the rear of the structure. The building was designed by local architect R. Harold Zook. This house represents an early stage in the evolution of Zook's highly personal style.

Mr. Zook designed approximately 34 single-family residences in the Village while he resided at 327 South Oak Street. Mr. Zook was involved in the Memorial Hall building committee that reviewed and awarded the contract for construction of the building in 1927, and he contributed to various other early planning efforts in the Village.

The house is located on Garfield Street, a major north south through street that is adjacent to the town center. The building is in keeping with the Tudor Revival designs of R. Harold Zook. Brick and stone work and half-timbering are found on the exterior. The building has a steeply pitched gable roof with projecting gables in front. The asymmetrical front entry includes an arched door with a stone surround. The door is made of heavy planks with decorative wrought iron hardware.

This house is a good example of both a style and an architect that were very popular in Hinsdale during the 1920s and 1930s.


House at time of completion in 1928, 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.