Date of Construction: 1930 (c)

Architectural Classification: Freestanding Commercial

Survey Area: Downtown Libertyville


  • 700 First Street Liberytville IL 60048
    42.289935, -87.949674
  • Building Details

    Building name: Libertyville Home Laundry/Baer's Laundry and Dry Cleaning

    Ground Floor Use: Commercial

    Upper Floor Use: N/A

    Current Occupant: N/A

    Zoning: I-2

    Number of Stories: 1

    Property Index Number: 1116400002

  • Local

    Within Local District?: No

    Local Dist Contrib/Non-Contrib?: NC

    Local Landmark?: No

    Year: No

    Local Landmark Eligible?: No

    Criteria: No

  • National Register

    NR District Contrib/Non-Contrib: NC

    Within District?: No

    NR Landmark?: No

    Year: No

    NR Eligible?: No

    Criteria: No

    Alternate Address?: No

  • General Information

    Category: Building

    Condition: Good

    Integrity: Major alterations

    Current Use: Commerce/Trade

    Historic Use: Commerce/Trade

    Secondary Structure: Commerce/Trade

    NR Second: Commerce/Trade

  • Architectural Description

    Architectural Classification: Freestanding Commercial

    Details: Freestanding Commercial

    Other Year: 1945 (c)

    Date source: Sanborn

    Wall Material (Current): Wood

    Wall Material 2 (Current): Stucco

    Plan: Irregular

    No of Stories: 1

    Roof Type: Flat

    Roof Material: Not Visible

    Foundation: Not visible

    Porch: Not visible

    Window Material: Wood

    Window Material 2: Metal

    Window Type: fixed

    Window Configuration: 1-light

    Significance: 1-light

    Historic Features: Sanborn maps indicate that the original building was built some time before 1930; the front (west) facade was added some time between 1933 and 1948.

    Alterations: Front facade completely altered--replacement windows in downsized openings, replacement siding; replacement front entry (1980s-90s)

  • Historic Information

    Old Address (city dir.year: Front facade completely altered--replacement windows in downsized openings, replacement siding; replacement front entry (1980s-90s)

    Building Moved?: Front facade completely altered--replacement windows in downsized openings, replacement siding; replacement front entry (1980s-90s)

    Moved From: Front facade completely altered--replacement windows in downsized openings, replacement siding; replacement front entry (1980s-90s)

    Original Owner: Front facade completely altered--replacement windows in downsized openings, replacement siding; replacement front entry (1980s-90s)

    Original Architect: Front facade completely altered--replacement windows in downsized openings, replacement siding; replacement front entry (1980s-90s)

    Architect Source: Front facade completely altered--replacement windows in downsized openings, replacement siding; replacement front entry (1980s-90s)

    Builder: Front facade completely altered--replacement windows in downsized openings, replacement siding; replacement front entry (1980s-90s)

    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 provided by Libertyville-Mundelein Historical Society and Cook Memorial Public Library) "Henry and Ethel Baer purchased this business in1939; at that time it was the Libertyville Home Laundry, Inc. The Baers changed the name in 1953. Services included pickup and delivery of laundry and dry cleaning. Customers could also choose to drop off and pick up laundry at their convenience. The location close to the railroad station made this a popular practice."

    Other Sources: Sanborn Maps--1933, 1948; historic photograph of building (1950s) on Illinois Digital Archives (provided by Libertyville-Mundelein Historical Society and Cook Memorial Public Library)--http://www.idaillinois.org/cdm/singleitem/collection/cookmemo11/id/1951/rec/11

    Historic Info Compiler: LR

    Volunteer: LR

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