Date of Construction: 1931-2

Architectural Classification: Art Deco

Survey Area: Downtown Libertyville


  • 356 Brainerd Avenue Liberytville IL 60048
    42.286208, -87.956153
  • Building Details

    Building name: Libertyville Masonic Temple

    Ground Floor Use: Social--Meeting Hall

    Upper Floor Use: Social--Meeting Hall

    Current Occupant: Masonic Temple (Lodge)

    Zoning: I-B

    Number of Stories: 2

    Property Index Number: 1116300122

  • Local

    Within Local District?: No

    Local Dist Contrib/Non-Contrib?: C

    Local Landmark?: No

    Year: No

    Local Landmark Eligible?: Yes

    Criteria: A, H

  • National Register

    NR District Contrib/Non-Contrib: C

    Within District?: No

    NR Landmark?: No

    Year: No

    NR Eligible?: No

    Criteria: No

    Alternate Address?: No

  • General Information

    Category: Building

    Condition: Good

    Integrity: Minor alterations

    Current Use: Social--Meeting Hall

    Historic Use: Social--Meeting Hall

    Secondary Structure: Social--Meeting Hall

    NR Second: Social--Meeting Hall

  • Architectural Description

    Architectural Classification: Art Deco

    Details: Art Deco

    Other Year: Art Deco

    Date source: Libertyville: Then and Now

    Wall Material (Current): Brick

    Wall Material 2 (Current): Stone

    Plan: Rectangular

    No of Stories: 2

    Roof Type: Flat

    Roof Material: Not Visible

    Foundation: Not visible

    Porch: Not visible

    Window Material: Aluminum/vinyl

    Window Material 2: Aluminum/vinyl

    Window Type: Casement

    Window Configuration: 1-light

    Significance: Built in 1931-2 for the Masonic Temple Association, this building is a rare example of Art Deco architecture in Libertyville.

    Historic Features: Buff brick exterior; slightly projecting 2-story entry bay with stepped parapet; recessed two-story entry with stone surround; elaborately carved sign reading "Masonic Temple" above entry; metal spandrel panels with incised ornament between first- and second-story windows

    Alterations: Replacement windows in original openings; alterations to decorative window above front door (2013); replacement front doors (2013)

  • Historic Information

    Old Address (city dir.year: Replacement windows in original openings; alterations to decorative window above front door (2013); replacement front doors (2013)

    Building Moved?: Replacement windows in original openings; alterations to decorative window above front door (2013); replacement front doors (2013)

    Moved From: Replacement windows in original openings; alterations to decorative window above front door (2013); replacement front doors (2013)

    Original Owner: Replacement windows in original openings; alterations to decorative window above front door (2013); replacement front doors (2013)

    Original Architect: Scribbings, John

    Architect Source: Libertyville: Then and Now

    Builder: Libertyville: Then and Now

    Surveyor: LR

    Surveyor Organization: Ramsey Historic Consultants

    Survey Date: May-June 2016

    Survey Area: Downtown Libertyville

  • Permit/Historic Information

    Old Address: Downtown Libertyville

    Date of Construction: Downtown Libertyville

  • Permit Moving Information

    Moving Permit #: Downtown Libertyville

    Date Moved: Downtown Libertyville

  • Original Permit Information

    Building Permit #: Downtown Libertyville

    Date: Downtown Libertyville

    Building Permit Description: Downtown Libertyville

    Cost: $50,000

    Original Owner Occupied?: $50,000

    Exterior Alteration Permits: #JCR-12-0028 (8/27/2013)--new transom and door

    Other Permit Information: #JCR-12-0028 (8/27/2013)--new transom and door

    COA Info: #JCR-12-0028 (8/27/2013)--new transom and door

    Historic Info: #JCR-12-0028 (8/27/2013)--new transom and door

    Other Sources: #JCR-12-0028 (8/27/2013)--new transom and door

    Historic Info Compiler: LR

    Volunteer: LR

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