14 VINE STREET
14 Vine Street was built in 1928 for George R. VanOrden and his wife, Minnie, for a cost of $5,000. George was born in Elgin in 1880. His father, George Edward, was a native of New York having ties to the state dating back two generations. His mother, Abigail Roberts Wright, was a native of Maryland. Minnie was born in Illinois in 1894. Her parents were natives of Germany. George passed away in 1934 leaving the home to Minnie until her passing in 1964.
14 Vine Street is a simplistic Tudor Revival style cottage. While the Tudor Revival style takes some elements from the traditional Tudor style, it has many marked differences and sometimes include stylistic inspirations from contemporaneous styles of the day. Distinguishing features of the Tudor Revival style seen on this home include the steeply pitched roof; the grouped, double-hung, 6-over-1 paned windows; the rounded, recessed arched entry way, and the masonry exterior.
Sources: Near West Neighbors Association, Find a Grave; Audio: TextAloud