Date of Construction: 1939

Architectural Classification: Colonial Revival

Survey Area: Downtown Libertyville


  • 154 School Street Liberytville IL 60048
    42.289208, -87.952033
  • Building Details

    Building name:

    Ground Floor Use: Residential Apartments

    Upper Floor Use: Residential Apartments

    Current Occupant: Residential Apartments

    Zoning: R-8

    Number of Stories: 2

    Property Index Number: 1116404048

  • Local

    Within Local District?: No

    Local Dist Contrib/Non-Contrib?: C

    Local Landmark?: No

    Year: No

    Local Landmark Eligible?: Potentially Eligible

    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: Moderate alterations

    Current Use: Education - school

    Historic Use: Education - school

    Secondary Structure: Education - school

    NR Second: Education - school

  • Architectural Description

    Architectural Classification: Colonial Revival

    Details: Colonial Revival

    Other Year: 2013

    Date source: Illinois Digital Archives/Assessor

    Wall Material (Current): Brick

    Wall Material 2 (Current): Brick

    Plan: Rectangular

    No of Stories: 2.5

    Roof Type: Combination

    Roof Material: Asphalt - shingle

    Foundation: Parged

    Porch: Front entry

    Window Material: Aluminum/vinyl

    Window Material 2: Aluminum/vinyl

    Window Type: Double Hung

    Window Configuration: 8/12

    Significance: Built in 1939, this Colonial-Revival-style school building replaced the original Central School built in 1886. Although the building was slightly altered when converted to apartments in 2013, it still retains many of its historic elements, including roofline, cornice, fenestration patterns, and center entry with classical portico.

    Historic Features: U-shaped massing and multi-gable roofline; parapeted gable at west facade; symmetrical front facade with regular fenestration; center entry protected by classical porch; cupola

    Alterations: Replacement windows in original openings;balconies added to east facade and east and west facades of north wings; sliding doors with transoms in enlarged window openings at these balconies

  • Historic Information

    Old Address (city dir.year: Replacement windows in original openings;balconies added to east facade and east and west facades of north wings; sliding doors with transoms in enlarged window openings at these balconies

    Building Moved?: Replacement windows in original openings;balconies added to east facade and east and west facades of north wings; sliding doors with transoms in enlarged window openings at these balconies

    Moved From: Replacement windows in original openings;balconies added to east facade and east and west facades of north wings; sliding doors with transoms in enlarged window openings at these balconies

    Original Owner: Replacement windows in original openings;balconies added to east facade and east and west facades of north wings; sliding doors with transoms in enlarged window openings at these balconies

    Original Architect: Replacement windows in original openings;balconies added to east facade and east and west facades of north wings; sliding doors with transoms in enlarged window openings at these balconies

    Architect Source: Replacement windows in original openings;balconies added to east facade and east and west facades of north wings; sliding doors with transoms in enlarged window openings at these balconies

    Builder: Replacement windows in original openings;balconies added to east facade and east and west facades of north wings; sliding doors with transoms in enlarged window openings at these balconies

    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: Downtown Libertyville

    Original Owner Occupied?: Downtown Libertyville

    Exterior Alteration Permits: Downtown Libertyville

    Other Permit Information: Downtown Libertyville

    COA Info: Downtown Libertyville

    Historic Info: From Illinois Digital Archives (info from Libertyville-Mundelein Historical Society and Cook Memorial Public Library): "Located on School Street, Central School was originally built in 1886. Beginning in 1898 high school classes met on the second floor until they met in their own building on Brainerd and Park Avenues in 1917. The original Central School was razed in the summer of 1939 , replaced by the new school pictured here."

    Other Sources: Historic photograph of 1939 school building at Illinois Digital Archives (in collection of the Libertyville-Mundelein Historical Society and Cook Memorial Public Library): http://www.idaillinois.org/cdm/singleitem/collection/cookmemo11/id/1295/rec/9 Sanborn Maps: 1948 (Sheet 3)

    Historic Info Compiler: LR

    Volunteer: LR

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